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1997 OOSL Philadelphia Athletics Box Scores


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Opening Day Say Goodbye to .333 The 1997 #1 Draft Pick It's a long, long way . . . The Road to Hell The Lowest Point
Light at the End of the Tunnel First Winning Streak Back-to-back Wins El Tiante rides into Town 1st CG, and Hello .333 Winning the Tough Ones
Big Cliff Strikes Falling into Place Nothing can stop us El Tiante bookends the Streak Reality strikes 1st CG Shutout
Joe gets Jolted Joe goes down again Gettysburg Eddie's Best Lazy Days of Summer Willie gets #20 Big Cliff's High Five
The Pride of Havana The Earl & Dave Show 6 Homers Willie gets 30, and Joe's gone again Revenge for an Early Season Sweep Killebrew gets #30
Still in The Race Vida Blue keeps us alive Yet Another Shutout! The Official "Wait 'til Next Year" Game Willie gets #40 Jim who?








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Opening Day 1997: 1st Game under the Big Ed Dynasty.
The defending AL Champs are in town, and get set down!  Everything comes up roses!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Boston Red Sox         4/7/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Red Sox            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        4  0  0  0 .000     C.Bell CF           2  1  1  0 .500  
  P.Rizzuto SS        4  1  1  0 .250     L.Boudreau SS       3  0  0  0 .000  
C-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 ----     L.Gehrig 1B         4  1  1  2 .250  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  1  0 .250     M.Ott RF            3  0  1  0 .333  
  H.Killebrew 1B      1  0  0  1 .000     G.Goslin LF         4  0  1  0 .250  
D-H.Chase 1B          1  1  1  01.000   F-O.Nixon PR          0  0  0  0 ----  
  D.White 3B          3  0  1  0 .333     A.Rosen 3B          3  0  1  0 .333  
B-E.Sutton 3B         1  0  0  0 .000     B.Doerr 2B          3  0  1  0 .333  
  T.Gwynn RF          3  1  0  0 .000   G-D.Mitchell PH       0  0  0  0 ----  
  O.Gamble LF         3  0  0  0 .000   H-H.Larkin PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
E-D.Winfield LF       1  0  0  0 .000     D.Crandall C        3  0  2  0 .667  
  E.Battey C          3  0  2  1 .667   I-R.Colavito PH       1  0  0  0 .000  
  V.Blue P            2  0  0  0 .000     S.Koufax P          1  0  0  0 .000  
A-G.Luzinski PH       1  0  0  0 .000                                          
  C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 ----                                          
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      31  3  6  2                 Totals      28  2  8  2

A-Pinch Hit For Blue In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Gamble In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Goslin In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Doerr In 9th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Mitchell In 9th Inning
I-Pinch Hit For Crandall In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  1 1 0  0 0 1  -  3  6  0
Red Sox......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 1 0  -  2  8  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
V.Blue                    6       5   1   1   3   1   1   1.50
C.Mays WIN(1-0)           2 1/3   3   1   1   0   1   0   3.86
W.Hernandez SAVE(1st)     0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00
Totals                    9       8   2   2   3   3   1

Red Sox                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
S.Koufax LOSS(0-1)        9       6   3   3   2   7   0   3.00
Totals                    9       6   3   3   2   7   0

ATTENDANCE- 15,655 DATE- Monday, April 7th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Bad
UMPIRES- James Honochick, Harry Geisel, Bill Grieve, Bill Summers
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 4  Red Sox: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 2  Red Sox: 1
DOUBLES- E.Battey(1st), C.Bell(1st)
TRIPLES- H.Chase(1st)
HOME RUNS- L.Gehrig(1st)
STOLEN BASES- O.Nixon(1st)
SACRIFICE HITS- L.Boudreau, A.Rosen, S.Koufax-2
SACRIFICE FLIES- H.Killebrew
WALKS- H.Killebrew, T.Gwynn, C.Bell-2, M.Ott
STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins, P.Rizzuto, D.White, T.Gwynn, O.Gamble, E.Battey, V.Blue,
             L.Boudreau, R.Colavito, S.Koufax
GIDP- D.White, L.Boudreau, G.Goslin
WILD PITCHES- S.Koufax
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The Beginning of Disaster:  This brought us to 2-4 in horrific style.
It would be the last time we would see a .333 Win Pct for a long time.


BOXSCORE: 1997 Toronto Blue Jays At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics     4/11/1997

  Blue Jays          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Valo RF,LF        4  2  1  1 .412     P.Rizzuto SS        3  0  0  0 .125  
  D.Murphy CF         4  0  0  1 .048     E.Collins 2B        2  1  0  0 .176  
  J.Bottomley 1B      5  3  3  1 .273     J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  3  0 .476  
  W.Berger LF         1  0  0  0 .471     H.Killebrew 3B      4  0  0  1 .133  
A-P.Guerrero PR,RF    3  3  2  3 .400     D.Winfield RF       4  0  0  0 .125  
  B.Madlock 3B        5  1  1  0 .227     H.Chase 1B          4  0  0  0 .200  
  V.Stephens SS       5  3  4  3 .316     C.Wolf LF           4  1  2  0 .500  
  T.Munson C          5  1  2  4 .211     E.Battey C          4  0  1  0 .364  
  J.Williams 2B       4  0  1  1 .263     B.Grimes P          1  0  0  0 .000  
  E.Rixey P           4  1  2  0 .333     J.Kaat P            1  0  0  0 .000  
                                        B-T.Gwynn PH          1  0  0  0 .063  
                                          C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      40 14 16 14                 Totals      32  2  6  1

A-Pinch Ran For Berger In 3rd Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Kaat In 7th Inning

INJURY: Wally Berger INJURED (for 2 more games) in 3rd inning

Blue Jays....... 1 1 3  7 0 0  1 0 1  - 14 16  0
Athletics....... 1 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  2  6  0

Blue Jays                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Rixey WIN(1-1)          9       6   2   1   3   3   0   3.14  A1
Totals                    9       6   2   1   3   3   0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.Grimes LOSS(0-1)        3 2/3  10   9   9   0   0   2  22.09
J.Kaat                    3 1/3   5   4   4   0   1   2   5.68
C.Mays                    2       1   1   1   0   0   1   4.91
Totals                    9      16  14  14   0   1   5

ATTENDANCE- 25,715 DATE- Friday, April 11th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Cal Hubbard, Ed Hurley, Bill McKinley, Joe Paparella
LEFT ON BASE- Blue Jays: 2  Athletics: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blue Jays: 0  Athletics: 1
DOUBLES- J.Bottomley(1st), V.Stephens(1st), J.Dimaggio(2nd), C.Wolf(1st)
TRIPLES- E.Valo(1st), J.Williams(1st), C.Wolf(1st)
HOME RUNS- J.Bottomley(1st), P.Guerrero-2(2nd), V.Stephens(1st), T.Munson(1st)
SACRIFICE HITS- D.Murphy
WALKS- P.Rizzuto, E.Collins-2
HIT BY PITCH- E.Valo, W.Berger
STRIKE OUTS- J.Williams, E.Collins, E.Battey, J.Kaat
WILD PITCHES- E.Rixey
PASSED BALLS- T.Munson

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The #1 Draft Pick of 1997, Al Downing, appears in his first game of the season.
This was our 6th win, and took more than 3 weeks to get it!  Al was already
traded away before he pitched this game, but he didn't know it.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Homestead Grays At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics       4/29/1997

  Grays              AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  S.Poles CF          3  1  1  0 .300     P.Rizzuto SS        4  1  2  0 .194  
  O.Marcelle 3B       4  0  1  1 .286   B-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 .180  
  S.Magee RF          2  0  1  0 .340     E.Collins 2B        2  0  0  0 .218  
  J.Fournier 1B       3  0  0  0 .220     J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  1  0 .365  
  J.Torre C           4  0  2  0 .342     H.Killebrew 3B      4  2  2  2 .284  
  C.Yastrzemski LF    3  0  0  0 .296   C-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .286  
  A.Vaughan SS        4  0  1  0 .207     D.Winfield RF       4  0  0  0 .172  
  N.Allen 2B          4  0  1  0 .207     H.Chase 1B          4  1  1  0 .292  
  L.Grove P           2  0  0  0 .211     C.Wolf LF           3  0  0  0 .333  
A-H.Zimmerman PH      1  0  0  0 .000   D-T.Gwynn LF          0  0  0  0 .273  
  D.Phillippe P       0  0  0  0 ----     E.Battey C          3  0  1  1 .421  
E-M.Lavalliere PH     1  0  0  0 .143     A.Downing P         3  0  0  0 .000  
                                          F.Marberry P        0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      31  1  7  1                 Totals      31  4  7  3

A-Pinch Hit For Grove In 8th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 9th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Killebrew In 9th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Wolf In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Phillippe In 9th Inning

Grays........... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  1  7  1
Athletics....... 2 0 0  0 0 2  0 0    -  4  7  0

Grays                    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Grove LOSS(1-5)         7       7   4   4   1   6   1   4.94
D.Phillippe               1       0   0   0   0   2   0   0.00
Totals                    8       7   4   4   1   8   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
A.Downing WIN(1-0)        7 2/3   6   1   1   3   3   0   1.17
F.Marberry                0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.60
W.Hernandez SAVE(4th)     1       1   0   0   0   0   0   4.05
Totals                    9       7   1   1   3   4   0

ATTENDANCE- 29,734 DATE- Tuesday, April 29th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Joe Brinkman, Ken Kaiser, Derryl Cousins, Durwood Merrill
LEFT ON BASE- Grays: 7  Athletics: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Grays: 0  Athletics: 3
ERRORS- J.Torre
TRIPLES- S.Poles(2nd)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(4th)
STOLEN BASES- S.Poles(4th)
SACRIFICE HITS- E.Collins
WALKS- S.Poles, S.Magee-2, E.Collins
HIT BY PITCH- J.Fournier, C.Yastrzemski
STRIKE OUTS- J.Fournier, N.Allen, L.Grove-2, P.Rizzuto-2, J.Dimaggio-2,
             H.Killebrew, H.Chase-2, A.Downing
GIDP- J.Fournier-2, A.Vaughan
WILD PITCHES- L.Grove

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Another blow-out!  At this point it looked like September would never get here.


BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Detroit Tigers         5/2/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Tigers             AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        4  2  2  0 .222     T.Raines LF         5  2  2  0 .313  
  P.Rizzuto SS        3  0  1  0 .209     B.Larkin SS         4  2  2  1 .218  
  J.Dimaggio CF       5  1  2  3 .347     C.Cooper 1B         5  1  2  3 .333  
  H.Killebrew 1B      5  0  1  0 .282     T.Stearnes CF       4  1  2  2 .347  
  D.White 3B          4  1  1  0 .275     F.Robinson RF       4  2  2  3 .290  
  T.Gwynn RF          2  0  0  0 .276     G.Kell 3B           4  1  2  0 .394  
  O.Gamble LF         4  0  0  0 .050     L.Whitaker 2B       4  1  1  0 .231  
  E.Battey C          4  0  2  1 .435     L.Parrish C         4  1  1  3 .315  
  B.Shawkey P         2  0  0  0 .000     R.Waddell P         3  1  0  0 .105  
  K.Holtzman P        0  0  0  0 ----     J.Reardon P         1  0  0  0 .000  
A-C.Cedeno PH         1  0  0  0 .500                                          
  E.Lopat P           0  0  0  0 .111                                          
B-D.Winfield PH       0  0  0  0 .162                                          
  J.Vander Meer P     0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  4  9  4                 Totals      38 12 14 12

A-Pinch Hit For Holtzman In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Lopat In 8th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 2 0  1 1 0  -  4  9  1
Tigers.......... 1 0 3  0 4 0  0 4    - 12 14  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.Shawkey LOSS(1-4)       4 2/3   8   8   5   1   1   1   4.31
K.Holtzman                1 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   6.30
E.Lopat                   1       0   0   0   0   0   0   4.60
J.Vander Mee              1       5   4   4   0   0   2   6.57
Totals                    8      14  12   9   1   1   3

Tigers                   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
R.Waddell WIN(4-1)        7 2/3   9   4   4   4   7   1   4.28
J.Reardon                 1 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   9.00
Totals                    9       9   4   4   5   7   1

ATTENDANCE- 42,972 DATE- Friday, May 2nd 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- John Stevens, Frank Umont, Jim Odom, Nestor Chylak, Jr.
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 9  Tigers: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Tigers: 1
ERRORS- D.White
DOUBLES- B.Larkin(4th), C.Cooper(1st), T.Stearnes(4th), G.Kell-2(10th)
HOME RUNS- J.Dimaggio(3rd), F.Robinson-2(3rd), L.Parrish(5th)
STOLEN BASES- T.Raines(3rd)
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Rizzuto
WALKS- E.Collins, P.Rizzuto, T.Gwynn-2, D.Winfield, B.Larkin
STRIKE OUTS- P.Rizzuto, J.Dimaggio-2, D.White, O.Gamble-2, B.Shawkey, R.Waddell
GIDP- C.Cedeno, T.Stearnes
WILD PITCHES- R.Waddell-2

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And again.  Will it never end?

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 St. Louis Browns       5/4/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Browns             AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        4  1  2  1 .247     M.Bishop 2B         5  0  1  1 .224  
  P.Rizzuto SS        3  1  0  0 .216     W.Keeler CF         5  1  2  1 .336  
  T.Gwynn RF          4  0  3  1 .293     J.Harris 1B         5  2  3  2 .346  
  H.Killebrew 1B      3  1  1  2 .286     J.Beckwith SS       5  3  3  2 .264  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  0  0 .333     C.Klein RF          4  2  0  0 .292  
  D.White 3B          4  0  2  0 .282     B.Horner 3B         2  1  0  1 .211  
  O.Gamble LF         4  0  0  0 .042     J.Bench C           1  1  1  1 .263  
  E.Howard C          4  0  0  0 .298   A-B.Carrigan PR,C     2  1  1  0 .167  
  K.Holtzman P        1  0  0  0 .000     R.Jackson LF        5  2  2  5 .286  
  V.Blue P            0  0  0  0 .000     V.Trucks P          4  1  2  1 .250  
B-C.Cedeno PH         1  0  0  0 .455     R.Collins P         1  0  0  0 .000  
  E.Lopat P           0  0  0  0 .111                                          
  C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000                                          
C-D.Winfield PH       1  1  1  0 .178                                          
  T.Martinez P        0  0  0  0 ----                                          
D-H.Chase PH          1  0  0  0 .310                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  4  9  4                 Totals      39 14 15 14

A-Pinch Ran For Bench In 3rd Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Blue In 5th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Mays In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Martinez In 9th Inning

INJURY: Johnny Bench INJURED (for 1 more game) in 3rd inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  1 0 2  0 1 0  -  4  9  1
Browns.......... 0 4 6  0 2 0  2 0    - 14 15  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
K.Holtzman LOSS(0-1)      2       7  10   9   2   1   0  12.00
V.Blue                    2       2   0   0   0   1   0   5.46
E.Lopat                   2 2/3   6   4   4   1   1   1   5.34
C.Mays                    0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.26
T.Martinez                1       0   0   0   1   2   0   0.00
Totals                    8      15  14  13   4   5   1

Browns                   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
V.Trucks WIN(3-0)         7 1/3   8   4   4   1   6   2   3.37
R.Collins                 1 2/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   1.35
Totals                    9       9   4   4   1   8   2

ATTENDANCE- 33,818 DATE- Sunday, May 4th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Bill Grieve, Bill Summers, James Honochick, Harry Geisel
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 4  Browns: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Browns: 1
ERRORS- D.White
DOUBLES- D.White(1st), J.Harris(2nd)
TRIPLES- R.Jackson(1st)
HOME RUNS- E.Collins(1st), H.Killebrew(5th), J.Beckwith(4th)
SACRIFICE FLIES- H.Killebrew
WALKS- P.Rizzuto, C.Klein, B.Horner-3
HIT BY PITCH- J.Bench, B.Carrigan
STRIKE OUTS- H.Killebrew-2, J.Dimaggio-3, O.Gamble, E.Howard, K.Holtzman,
             M.Bishop, B.Carrigan, V.Trucks-2, R.Collins
GIDP- O.Gamble, R.Jackson

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Here it is: The Low Point of the Season -- 7-21.
Somebody please have mercy and end this misery for us!


BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 St. Louis Browns       5/5/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Browns             AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        2  0  0  0 .242     M.Bishop 2B         3  0  0  0 .215  
  P.Rizzuto SS        4  0  1  0 .218     W.Keeler CF         4  0  2  2 .342  
  T.Gwynn RF          4  0  1  0 .292     J.Harris 1B         4  1  1  1 .339  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  0  0  0 .273     J.Beckwith SS       4  0  0  0 .254  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  1  0 .330     C.Klein RF          3  0  0  0 .283  
  D.White 3B          4  0  0  0 .270   B-B.Butler RF         0  0  0  0 .167  
  O.Gamble LF         4  1  1  0 .071     B.Horner 3B         2  0  0  0 .200  
  E.Howard C          3  0  1  1 .300   C-S.Hack 3B           0  0  0  0 .408  
  J.Vander Meer P     2  0  0  0 .000     R.Jackson LF        2  1  0  0 .270  
A-C.Cedeno PH         1  0  1  0 .500     B.Carrigan C        3  1  1  0 .222  
  V.Blue P            0  0  0  0 .000     R.Clemens P         0  0  0  0 .357  
                                          F.Knauss P          1  0  1  0 .500  
                                          B.Harvey P          0  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      32  1  6  1                 Totals      26  3  5  3

A-Pinch Hit For Vander Meer In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Klein In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Horner In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 0 0  -  1  6  1
Browns.......... 0 0 1  0 1 1  0 0    -  3  5  3

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Vander Mee LOSS(0-2)    6       4   3   3   3   3   1   5.16
V.Blue                    2       1   0   0   0   3   0   5.10
Totals                    8       5   3   3   3   6   1

Browns                   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
R.Clemens WIN(5-0)        6 2/3   6   1   0   2   7   0   2.96
F.Knauss                  1 1/3   0   0   0   0   2   0   2.77
B.Harvey SAVE(4th)        1       0   0   0   0   1   0   7.45
Totals                    9       6   1   0   2  10   0

ATTENDANCE- 26,132 DATE- Monday, May 5th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Bad
UMPIRES- Bill Summers, James Honochick, Harry Geisel, Bill Grieve
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 6  Browns: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 0  Browns: 1
ERRORS- E.Howard, C.Klein, B.Carrigan-2
DOUBLES- J.Dimaggio(6th)
TRIPLES- W.Keeler(3rd)
HOME RUNS- J.Harris(3rd)
STOLEN BASES- E.Collins(5th), C.Cedeno(2nd)
SACRIFICE HITS- R.Clemens-2
WALKS- E.Collins-2, M.Bishop, B.Horner, R.Jackson
STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins-2, P.Rizzuto, T.Gwynn, H.Killebrew-2, D.White-2,
             O.Gamble, J.Vander Meer, M.Bishop-2, J.Harris-2, R.Jackson,
             B.Carrigan
GIDP- H.Killebrew
WILD PITCHES- R.Clemens

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Our 8th Win.
We didn't know it, but we had just glimpsed the light at the end of the tunnel.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 St. Louis Browns       5/6/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Browns             AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        3  2  3  0 .265     M.Bishop 2B         4  0  1  0 .217  
  P.Rizzuto SS        2  0  1  1 .228     W.Keeler CF         3  0  0  0 .333  
A-C.Wolf SS           2  0  1  1 .278     J.Harris 1B         4  0  0  0 .317  
G-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 .182     J.Beckwith SS       4  0  1  0 .254  
  T.Gwynn RF          4  0  0  0 .280     C.Klein RF          4  1  1  0 .282  
  H.Killebrew 1B      3  0  0  1 .264     B.Horner 3B         4  0  1  0 .205  
H-H.Chase 1B          0  0  0  0 .310   J-S.Hack PR           0  0  0  0 .408  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  0  0 .319     J.Bench C           2  1  1  2 .268  
  D.White 3B          4  0  0  0 .258   D-B.Butler PR         0  0  0  0 .167  
I-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .286   E-B.Carrigan C        1  0  1  0 .300  
  O.Gamble LF         4  0  0  0 .063     R.Jackson LF        3  0  0  0 .250  
  E.Howard C          4  0  0  0 .281     S.Coveleski P       2  0  0  0 .100  
  E.Plank P           2  1  2  0 .300   C-L.O'Doul PH         1  0  0  0 .328  
B-D.Winfield PH       1  0  0  0 .176     J.Beggs P           0  0  0  0 .000  
  C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000     R.Collins P         0  0  0  0 .000  
  T.Martinez P        0  0  0  0 ----   K-B.Powell PH         1  0  0  0 .279  
F-C.Cedeno PH         1  0  0  0 .462                                          
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  3  7  3                 Totals      33  2  6  2

A-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Plank In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Coveleski In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Ran For Bench In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Butler In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Martinez In 10th Inning
G-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Wolf In 10th Inning
H-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Killebrew In 10th Inning
I-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 10th Inning
J-Pinch Ran For Horner In 10th Inning
K-Pinch Hit For Collins In 10th Inning

INJURY: Phil Rizzuto INJURED (for 7 more games) in 5th inning

Athletics....... 1 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  1 -  3  7  0
Browns.......... 0 0 0  0 2 0  0 0 0  0 -  2  6  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank                   6       4   2   2   0   1   1   3.34
C.Mays                    1 2/3   0   0   0   1   1   0   3.09
T.Martinez WIN(1-0)       1 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   0.00
W.Hernandez SAVE(5th)     1       2   0   0   1   0   0   3.52
Totals                   10       6   2   2   3   2   1

Browns                   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
S.Coveleski               8       6   2   2   2   5   0   4.26
J.Beggs LOSS(2-1)         1 2/3   1   1   1   1   1   0   3.24
R.Collins                 0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1.32
Totals                   10       7   3   3   3   6   0


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With this win, we were about to embark on a journey through unknown lands:

                       -- Our First Winning Streak --


BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Chicago White Sox     5/10/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     White Sox          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  T.Gwynn RF          4  0  0  0 .265     B.Hamilton CF       4  0  1  0 .319  
  O.Smith SS          4  1  2  0 .200     A.Trammell SS       3  0  0  0 .265  
  E.Collins 2B        4  1  1  1 .278   D-E.Smith PH          1  0  0  0 .250  
  H.Killebrew 1B      2  0  0  0 .253   E-J.Bell SS           0  0  0  0 .188  
A-H.Chase 1B          1  0  0  0 .300     T.Williams LF       4  1  1  0 .297  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  2  3  2 .328     M.Schmidt 3B        3  0  0  0 .292  
  D.White 3B          3  0  0  0 .252     N.Lajoie 2B         4  0  1  0 .280  
B-E.Sutton 3B         1  0  0  0 .267     B.Leonard 1B        4  1  2  1 .231  
  C.Cedeno LF         3  0  0  0 .348     S.Lollar C          4  0  0  1 .274  
C-D.Winfield LF       1  0  1  1 .187     E.Slaughter RF      4  0  1  0 .409  
  E.Howard C          4  0  0  0 .253     P.Alexander P       3  0  0  0 .176  
  J.Vander Meer P     3  0  1  0 .143                                          
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  4  8  4                 Totals      34  2  6  2

A-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Cedeno In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Trammell In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Smith In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 2 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 1  -  4  8  1
White Sox....... 0 0 0  0 0 1  0 0 1  -  2  6  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Vander Mee WIN(1-2)     8 1/3   6   2   2   1   9   0   4.35
W.Hernandez SAVE(6th)     0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.24
Totals                    9       6   2   2   1  10   0

White Sox                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
P.Alexander LOSS(5-2)     9       8   4   4   1   5   1   2.75
Totals                    9       8   4   4   1   5   1

ATTENDANCE- 43,436 DATE- Saturday, May 10th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Joe Paparella, Cal Hubbard, Ed Hurley, Bill McKinley
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 4  White Sox: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 0  White Sox: 1
ERRORS- O.Smith
DOUBLES- E.Slaughter(5th)
TRIPLES- O.Smith(1st), B.Leonard(2nd)
HOME RUNS- J.Dimaggio(4th)
STOLEN BASES- J.Dimaggio(1st)
WALKS- H.Killebrew, M.Schmidt
STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins, E.Howard-2, J.Vander Meer-2, A.Trammell, T.Williams,
             M.Schmidt, N.Lajoie, B.Leonard-2, E.Slaughter-2, P.Alexander-2
GIDP- T.Gwynn

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Vida Blue's 1st win, our first back-to-back win and we reach 10 for the season!
Our record now: 10-23.  Cedeno and Luzinski doing poorly for their new teams.
We lost the next game, but then came back with a purpose . . .

BOXSCORE: 1997 Minnesota Twins At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics       5/11/1997

  Twins              AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Wynn LF           6  0  1  0 .210     T.Gwynn RF          6  0  1  0 .261  
  K.Boyer 3B          5  0  0  0 .231     O.Smith SS          6  0  0  0 .183  
  D.Camilli 1B        4  0  0  0 .242     E.Collins 2B        6  0  3  0 .289  
  G.Luzinski RF       6  0  0  0 .083     H.Killebrew 1B,3B   4  0  2  0 .262  
  R.Monday CF         6  0  1  0 .274     J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  1  0 .326  
  C.Fisk C            4  0  2  0 .321     D.White 3B          2  0  0  0 .248  
B-A.Galan PR          0  0  0  0 .281   A-D.Winfield PR,1B    2  0  0  0 .182  
C-D.Daulton C         0  0  0  0 .182     C.Cedeno LF         6  0  0  0 .276  
  T.Herr 2B           6  0  0  0 .289     E.Howard C          6  1  1  1 .247  
  R.Peckinpaugh SS    6  0  0  0 .228     E.Plank P           4  0  1  0 .286  
  J.Clarkson P        4  0  1  0 .143     V.Blue P            1  0  0  0 .000  
  M.Mussina P         1  0  0  0 .500                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      48  0  5  0                 Totals      47  1  9  1

A-Pinch Ran For White In 9th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Fisk In 14th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Galan In 14th Inning

Twins........... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 -  0  5  1
Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 -  1  9  1

Twins                    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Clarkson               11       7   0   0   5   2   0   2.83
M.Mussina LOSS(1-2)       2 1/3   2   1   1   1   4   1   1.75
Totals                   13 1/3   9   1   1   6   6   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank                  11       4   0   0   3   9   0   2.54
V.Blue WIN(1-4)           3       1   0   0   2   2   0   4.64
Totals                   14       5   0   0   5  11   0

ATTENDANCE- 32,773 DATE- Sunday, May 11th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Martin Springstead, Jerome Neudecker, Rich Garcia, Don Dekinger
LEFT ON BASE- Twins:11  Athletics:12
DOUBLE PLAYS- Twins: 1  Athletics: 0
ERRORS- D.Camilli, V.Blue
HOME RUNS- E.Howard(1st)
STOLEN BASES- T.Gwynn(3rd), E.Collins-2(8th)
WALKS- K.Boyer, D.Camilli-2, C.Fisk-2, H.Killebrew-2, J.Dimaggio-2, D.White-2
STRIKE OUTS- J.Wynn-2, K.Boyer-2, D.Camilli, R.Monday-2, R.Peckinpaugh,
             J.Clarkson-2, M.Mussina, T.Gwynn-2, H.Killebrew, D.Winfield,
             C.Cedeno, V.Blue
GIDP- D.White
WILD PITCHES- J.Clarkson

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El Tiante comes to town!  Now we go on a real winning streak! 11-24 at this point.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Minnesota Twins At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics       5/13/1997

  Twins              AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  A.Galan RF          4  0  2  1 .288     T.Gwynn RF          4  0  1  0 .258  
  L.Frey 2B           4  0  0  0 .225     O.Smith SS          4  0  0  0 .182  
  D.Camilli 1B        2  1  0  0 .238     E.Collins 2B        4  0  1  0 .287  
  I.Goodman LF        4  0  1  0 .262     H.Killebrew 1B      3  1  1  0 .257  
  R.Monday CF         4  0  0  0 .258   C-H.Chase 1B          1  0  1  0 .314  
  K.Boyer 3B          4  0  1  1 .228     J.Dimaggio CF       4  1  1  2 .326  
  C.Fisk C            3  0  1  0 .321     D.White 3B          4  1  2  0 .255  
  R.Peckinpaugh SS    3  1  0  0 .217     C.Cedeno LF         3  1  1  1 .281  
  P.Niekro P          1  0  0  0 .133   D-D.Winfield LF       1  0  0  0 .171  
A-J.Kruk PH           1  0  1  0 .375     E.Howard C          3  0  3  1 .274  
  S.Howe P            0  0  0  0 ----   B-E.Sutton C          0  0  0  0 .267  
F-J.Wynn PH           1  0  0  0 .206   E-E.Battey C          0  0  0  0 .333  
                                          L.Tiant P           3  0  0  0 .000  
                                          C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          F.Marberry P        0  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      31  2  6  2                 Totals      34  4 11  4

A-Pinch Hit For Niekro In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Howard In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Cedeno In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Sutton In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Howe In 9th Inning

Twins........... 0 0 0  0 1 0  0 1 0  -  2  6  0
Athletics....... 0 2 0  2 0 0  0 0    -  4 11  0

Twins                    IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
P.Niekro LOSS(1-5)        6      10   4   4   0   5   1   5.05
S.Howe                    2       1   0   0   0   0   0   4.26
Totals                    8      11   4   4   0   5   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Tiant WIN(1-0)          7 1/3   5   2   2   5   4   0   2.45
C.Mays                    0 1/3   1   0   0   1   1   0   3.12
F.Marberry SAVE(2nd)      1 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5.85
Totals                    9       6   2   2   6   5   0

ATTENDANCE- 26,394 DATE- Tuesday, May 13th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Rich Garcia, Don Dekinger, Martin Springstead, Jerome Neudecker
LEFT ON BASE- Twins: 9  Athletics: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Twins: 1  Athletics: 1
DOUBLES- H.Killebrew(4th), C.Cedeno(1st), E.Howard(7th)
TRIPLES- T.Gwynn(1st)
HOME RUNS- J.Dimaggio(6th)
STOLEN BASES- A.Galan(6th)
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Niekro
WALKS- A.Galan, L.Frey, D.Camilli-2, C.Fisk, R.Peckinpaugh
STRIKE OUTS- D.Camilli-2, R.Monday-3, T.Gwynn, O.Smith, J.Dimaggio, D.White,
             L.Tiant
GIDP- A.Galan

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Listen up OOSL!  We have arrived! At 12-24 we finally see .333 again.
This is our first complete game of the season,
and the first time our starting nine finished what they began.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Cleveland Indians At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics     5/15/1997

  Indians            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Morgan 2B         4  0  0  0 .293     T.Gwynn RF          4  1  2  2 .266  
  L.Aparicio SS       4  0  0  0 .222     O.Smith SS          3  0  1  0 .188  
  J.Jackson RF        4  0  1  0 .353     E.Collins 2B        3  0  1  0 .288  
  J.Gibson C          4  0  0  0 .239     H.Killebrew 1B      5  1  1  2 .254  
  R.Kiner LF          3  0  1  0 .241     J.Dimaggio CF       4  1  1  1 .324  
  R.Santo 3B          3  0  1  0 .229     D.White 3B          4  2  2  0 .263  
  B.Bonilla 1B        3  1  2  0 .306     C.Cedeno LF         3  2  3  1 .343  
  G.Van Haltren CF    2  0  0  1 .210     E.Howard C          4  2  2  1 .284  
  S.Rowe P            1  0  0  0 .250     K.Holtzman P        3  0  0  1 .000  
A-G.Gore PH           1  0  0  0 .364                                          
  C.Sweeney P         0  0  0  0 .000                                          
B-R.Maris PH          1  0  0  0 .462                                          
  K.Appier P          0  0  0  0 .000                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      30  1  5  1                 Totals      33  9 13  8

A-Pinch Hit For Rowe In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Sweeney In 8th Inning

Indians......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  1  5  1
Athletics....... 2 2 0  1 3 0  1 0    -  9 13  1

Indians                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
S.Rowe LOSS(2-3)          4       7   5   5   4   1   1   5.70
C.Sweeney                 3       5   4   4   0   0   1   2.78
K.Appier                  1       1   0   0   1   0   0   2.00
Totals                    8      13   9   9   5   1   2

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
K.Holtzman WIN(1-1)       9       5   1   1   0   2   0   7.29
Totals                    9       5   1   1   0   2   0

ATTENDANCE- 19,588 DATE- Thursday, May 15th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Oliver Chill, George Moriarty, Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens
LEFT ON BASE- Indians: 3  Athletics: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Indians: 0  Athletics: 1
ERRORS- J.Gibson, K.Holtzman
DOUBLES- D.White(2nd), C.Cedeno(2nd), E.Howard(8th)
TRIPLES- B.Bonilla(1st)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(6th), J.Dimaggio(7th)
STOLEN BASES- E.Howard(1st)
CAUGHT STEALING- C.Cedeno
SACRIFICE HITS- O.Smith, K.Holtzman
SACRIFICE FLIES- G.Van Haltren, T.Gwynn
WALKS- O.Smith, E.Collins-2, J.Dimaggio, C.Cedeno
STRIKE OUTS- J.Gibson, S.Rowe, H.Killebrew
GIDP- R.Santo

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The bench didn't get time to rest very long . . .

BOXSCORE: 1997 Cleveland Indians At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics     5/16/1997

  Indians            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Morgan 2B,3B      5  1  1  0 .289     T.Gwynn RF          6  0  1  0 .261  
  L.Aparicio SS       5  0  0  0 .214     O.Smith SS          3  0  1  0 .193  
  J.Jackson RF        5  0  3  0 .361   B-C.Wolf PR,SS        2  0  0  0 .227  
  J.Gibson C          4  1  0  0 .232     E.Collins 2B,3B     5  0  1  0 .285  
  R.Kiner LF          6  1  1  3 .233     H.Killebrew 1B,2B   6  1  2  1 .258  
  R.Santo 3B          5  1  3  1 .246     J.Dimaggio CF       5  1  1  1 .319  
F-R.Hudler PR,2B      1  0  0  0 .261     D.White 3B          3  1  1  0 .265  
  B.Bonilla 1B        6  0  1  0 .286   D-P.Rizzuto PR,2B     0  0  0  0 .228  
  G.Van Haltren CF    5  0  1  0 .210   H-E.Battey PH         1  0  1  0 .355  
  D.Vance P           3  0  0  0 .148     E.Lopat P           0  0  0  0 .091  
  P.Richert P         0  0  0  0 ----     C.Cedeno LF         5  1  1  1 .325  
C-B.Carbo PH          1  0  0  0 .247     E.Howard C          5  0  1  0 .280  
  B.Sutter P          0  0  0  0 .000     J.Vander Meer P     1  0  0  0 .125  
G-H.Trosky PH         1  0  0  0 .308     V.Blue P            0  0  0  0 .000  
  C.Sweeney P         0  0  0  0 .000   A-D.Winfield PH       1  1  1  1 .181  
J-G.Triandos PH       1  0  1  0 .273     B.Shawkey P         0  0  0  0 .000  
K-G.Gore PR           0  0  0  0 .364   E-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .000  
  L.Leifield P        0  0  0  0 .000     C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                        I-H.Chase PH,1B       1  0  0  0 .306  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      48  4 11  4                 Totals      45  5 11  4

A-Pinch Hit For Blue In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Smith In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Richert In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Ran For White In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Shawkey In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Santo In 11th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Sutter In 11th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Rizzuto In 11th Inning
I-Pinch Hit For Mays In 11th Inning
J-Pinch Hit For Sweeney In 13th Inning
K-Pinch Ran For Triandos In 13th Inning

INJURY: Ozzie Smith INJURED (for 2 more games) in 8th inning

Indians......... 0 1 0  0 3 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  0 -  4 11  1
Athletics....... 0 1 0  0 1 0  0 1 1  0 0 0  1 -  5 11  1

Indians                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Vance                   7       7   3   2   1   4   1   4.65
P.Richert                 1       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.81
B.Sutter                  2       2   1   1   0   1   1   4.81
C.Sweeney                 2       1   0   0   0   2   0   2.55
L.Leifield LOSS(0-1)      0       1   1   1   0   0   1   5.19
Totals                   12      11   5   4   1   7   3

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Vander Mee              6 2/3   6   4   4   4   5   2   4.54
V.Blue                    1 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   4.41
B.Shawkey                 1       0   0   0   1   0   0   4.40
C.Mays                    2       3   0   0   0   2   0   2.95
E.Lopat WIN(2-2)          2       2   0   0   1   1   0   5.05
Totals                   13      11   4   4   6   9   2

ATTENDANCE- 32,286 DATE- Friday, May 16th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- George Moriarty, Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens, Oliver Chill
LEFT ON BASE- Indians:11  Athletics: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Indians: 2  Athletics: 1
ERRORS- L.Aparicio, H.Killebrew
DOUBLES- T.Gwynn(6th)
TRIPLES- J.Morgan(4th), J.Jackson(3rd)
HOME RUNS- R.Kiner(5th), R.Santo(1st), H.Killebrew(7th), J.Dimaggio(8th),
           D.Winfield(1st)
STOLEN BASES- O.Smith(1st), D.White-2(5th)
SACRIFICE HITS- L.Aparicio, J.Vander Meer
WALKS- J.Morgan-2, J.Jackson, J.Gibson-2, G.Van Haltren, D.White
HIT BY PITCH- O.Smith, E.Collins
STRIKE OUTS- L.Aparicio, J.Jackson, J.Gibson-2, R.Kiner-3, B.Bonilla-2, T.Gwynn,
             E.Collins, H.Killebrew-2, J.Dimaggio, D.White, E.Howard
GIDP- G.Van Haltren, J.Dimaggio, C.Cedeno
BALKS- B.Sutter
PASSED BALLS- J.Gibson

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Big Cliff finally struts his stuff, and we shock the Indians.
Teams started finding out that they did not want to take us into Extra Innings!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Cleveland Indians At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics     5/17/1997

  Indians            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Morgan 2B         4  1  0  0 .280     T.Gwynn RF          4  1  0  0 .254  
  L.Aparicio SS       4  1  2  2 .222     P.Rizzuto SS        5  1  3  0 .258  
G-H.Trosky PH         1  0  0  0 .305     E.Collins 2B        5  1  2  0 .289  
  P.Richert P         0  0  0  0 ----     H.Killebrew 1B,3B   5  1  1  1 .256  
  J.Jackson RF        5  0  1  0 .356     J.Dimaggio CF       4  1  1  0 .318  
  J.Gibson C          4  0  0  0 .225     D.White 3B          3  0  2  0 .275  
  R.Kiner LF          4  0  1  2 .234   B-C.Johnson PH,C      2  1  2  4 .333  
  R.Santo 3B          5  0  0  0 .235     C.Cedeno LF         4  0  0  0 .295  
  B.Bonilla 1B        4  2  3  0 .326     E.Howard C          4  0  1  1 .278  
  G.Van Haltren CF    5  1  2  1 .216   D-H.Chase PR,1B       0  0  0  0 .306  
  K.Nichols P         3  0  1  0 .286     E.Plank P           2  0  0  0 .250  
  B.Sutter P          0  0  0  0 .000   A-S.Stirnweiss PH     1  0  0  0 .500  
E-B.Carbo PH          1  0  1  0 .256     E.Lopat P           0  0  0  0 .091  
F-R.Hudler PR,SS      0  0  0  0 .261   C-D.Winfield PH       1  0  0  0 .179  
                                          C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          V.Blue P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          F.Marberry P        0  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      40  5 11  5                 Totals      40  6 12  6

A-Pinch Hit For Plank In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For White In 9th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Lopat In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Ran For Howard In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Sutter In 10th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Carbo In 10th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Aparicio In 10th Inning

Indians......... 0 1 0  0 0 0  2 0 2  0 -  5 11  2
Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 5  1 -  6 12  1

Indians                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
K.Nichols                 8       7   3   3   0   2   0   4.92
B.Sutter                  1       3   2   2   0   1   0   5.33
P.Richert LOSS(2-1)       0 2/3   2   1   1   2   2   0   3.24
Totals                    9 2/3  12   6   6   2   5   0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank                   8       7   3   3   4   2   0   2.67
E.Lopat                   1       3   2   2   1   1   0   5.36
C.Mays                    0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   2.89
V.Blue                    0       1   0   0   1   0   0   4.41
F.Marberry WIN(1-3)       0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5.75
Totals                   10      11   5   5   6   4   0

ATTENDANCE- 30,463 DATE- Saturday, May 17th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens, Oliver Chill, George Moriarty
LEFT ON BASE- Indians:12  Athletics: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Indians: 0  Athletics: 0
ERRORS- B.Bonilla-2, E.Howard
DOUBLES- B.Carbo(5th)
TRIPLES- G.Van Haltren(2nd), C.Johnson(1st)
STOLEN BASES- L.Aparicio-2(4th), P.Rizzuto(1st)
CAUGHT STEALING- H.Chase
SACRIFICE HITS- K.Nichols
WALKS- J.Morgan-2, L.Aparicio, J.Gibson, R.Kiner, B.Bonilla, T.Gwynn,
       J.Dimaggio
STRIKE OUTS- J.Gibson, R.Santo-2, B.Bonilla, P.Rizzuto, H.Killebrew, C.Cedeno-2,
             S.Stirnweiss
PASSED BALLS- E.Howard

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Keep on Truckin'!!!  It was coming easy for us now!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 New York Yankees      5/18/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Yankees            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Cedeno LF         5  1  2  0 .306     P.Lloyd SS          1  0  0  0 .323  
  T.Gwynn RF          5  1  1  0 .252   B-P.Molitor PR,SS     2  0  0  0 .000  
  E.Collins 2B        4  2  0  0 .281     L.Doyle 2B          4  0  1  0 .237  
  H.Killebrew 1B      5  2  2  3 .262     B.Bonds LF          2  0  1  0 .330  
  J.Dimaggio CF       5  1  2  0 .320     H.Wilson RF         4  0  1  0 .255  
  D.White 3B          5  1  2  2 .280     M.Suttles 1B        4  0  0  0 .218  
  E.Howard C          4  0  1  1 .277     H.Baker 3B          3  1  2  0 .275  
  O.Smith SS          4  0  1  0 .195     L.Doby CF           3  0  0  1 .290  
  B.Shawkey P         3  0  1  2 .063     H.Gowdy C           4  0  1  0 .223  
  J.Kaat P            0  0  0  0 .000     M.Cooper P          0  0  0  0 .080  
                                        A-E.Flick PH          1  0  0  0 .148  
                                          J.Horlen P          0  0  0  0 .000  
                                        C-L.Durham PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
                                          N.Altrock P         0  0  0  0 .200  
                                        D-G.Foster PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
                                          J.Orosco P          0  0  0  0 ----  
                                        E-G.Cravath PH        1  0  0  0 .339  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      40  8 12  8                 Totals      31  1  6  1

A-Pinch Hit For Cooper In 3rd Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Lloyd In 3rd Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Horlen In 5th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Altrock In 7th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Orosco In 9th Inning

INJURY: Pop Lloyd INJURED (for 3 more games) in 3rd inning

Athletics....... 3 0 3  2 0 0  0 0 0  -  8 12  1
Yankees......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  6  3

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.Shawkey WIN(2-5)        8 1/3   6   1   1   3   7   0   3.88
J.Kaat                    0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   6.75
Totals                    9       6   1   1   3   7   0

Yankees                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
M.Cooper LOSS(6-3)        3       8   6   3   0   3   1   2.63
J.Horlen                  2       3   2   1   1   0   0   5.64
N.Altrock                 2       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.66
J.Orosco                  2       1   0   0   0   0   0   4.60
Totals                    9      12   8   4   1   3   1

ATTENDANCE- 63,102 DATE- Sunday, May 18th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Steve Palermo, Vito Voltaggio, Harry Wendelstedt, Ron Luciano
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 7  Yankees: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 2  Yankees: 0
ERRORS- C.Cedeno, P.Lloyd, P.Molitor, H.Baker
DOUBLES- C.Cedeno(3rd), H.Baker-2(4th)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(8th)
SACRIFICE HITS- B.Shawkey
SACRIFICE FLIES- L.Doby
WALKS- E.Collins, B.Bonds-2, H.Baker
HIT BY PITCH- P.Lloyd
STRIKE OUTS- T.Gwynn, D.White, B.Shawkey, P.Molitor, H.Wilson, M.Suttles-2,
             L.Doby, H.Gowdy-2
GIDP- M.Suttles, G.Cravath
WILD PITCHES- B.Shawkey-2
PASSED BALLS- H.Gowdy

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Even 3 errors by our sure-handed Keystone Combo can't stop this roll!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 New York Yankees      5/19/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Yankees            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Cedeno CF         5  1  2  1 .315     P.Molitor SS        5  1  3  0 .231  
  E.Collins 2B        4  1  2  1 .287     L.Doyle 2B          4  0  0  0 .227  
  E.Sutton 3B         3  0  1  1 .278   E-G.Foster PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  2  2  1 .269     B.Bonds LF          4  1  1  2 .326  
  J.Dimaggio LF       4  2  2  1 .325     H.Wilson RF         3  0  0  0 .250  
  E.Howard C          3  0  0  1 .269     M.Suttles 1B        4  0  0  0 .212  
  D.Winfield RF       3  1  0  1 .172     H.Baker 3B          4  1  1  1 .274  
  O.Smith SS          4  1  2  1 .209     L.Doby CF           4  1  1  0 .289  
  B.Grimes P          3  0  0  0 .000     H.Gowdy C           3  0  0  1 .219  
C-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .286     T.Brown P           1  0  0  0 .040  
  E.Lopat P           0  0  0  0 .091   A-E.Flick PH          1  0  0  0 .143  
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----     J.Horlen P          0  0  0  0 .000  
                                        B-L.Durham PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
                                          J.Orosco P          0  0  0  0 ----  
                                        D-G.Cravath PH        1  0  0  0 .333  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  8 11  8                 Totals      36  4  6  4

A-Pinch Hit For Brown In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Horlen In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Grimes In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Orosco In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Doyle In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 4 0 0  3 1 0  0 0 0  -  8 11  3
Yankees......... 2 0 0  0 1 0  1 0 0  -  4  6  4

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.Grimes WIN(1-1)         7       5   4   4   1   5   2   6.64
E.Lopat                   1 2/3   1   0   0   1   2   0   5.15
W.Hernandez SAVE(7th)     0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.12
Totals                    9       6   4   4   2   8   2

Yankees                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
T.Brown LOSS(4-3)         5       9   8   6   2   2   1   3.77
J.Horlen                  2       2   0   0   0   1   0   5.18
J.Orosco                  2       0   0   0   2   3   0   4.08
Totals                    9      11   8   6   4   6   1

ATTENDANCE- 24,115 DATE- Monday, May 19th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Vito Voltaggio, Harry Wendelstedt, Ron Luciano, Steve Palermo
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 5  Yankees: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 0  Yankees: 0
ERRORS- E.Collins-2, O.Smith, P.Molitor, B.Bonds, H.Wilson, H.Gowdy
DOUBLES- C.Cedeno(4th)
TRIPLES- E.Collins(1st), J.Dimaggio-2(3rd), L.Doby(3rd)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(9th), B.Bonds(4th), H.Baker(1st)
STOLEN BASES- C.Cedeno(3rd)
SACRIFICE FLIES- E.Sutton, E.Howard, D.Winfield
WALKS- E.Collins, E.Sutton, H.Killebrew, J.Dimaggio, H.Wilson, H.Gowdy
STRIKE OUTS- J.Dimaggio-2, D.Winfield-3, C.Johnson, L.Doyle, G.Foster, B.Bonds,
             M.Suttles, L.Doby-2, H.Gowdy, E.Flick

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Wishing it would never end!  Seven in a row! 16-24.
This -was- the end of a season-high win streak, but we wouldn't know it until . . .


1]BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 New York Yankees      5/20/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Yankees            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Cedeno CF         1  0  0  0 .309     P.Molitor SS        4  1  1  0 .235  
A-T.Gwynn CF          4  1  3  1 .265     L.Doyle 2B          4  0  2  0 .238  
  E.Collins 2B        5  1  2  1 .290     B.Bonds LF          3  0  1  0 .326  
  E.Sutton 3B         4  0  0  0 .227     H.Wilson RF         3  0  1  1 .252  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  1  1  0 .268     M.Suttles 1B        4  0  1  0 .213  
  J.Dimaggio LF       4  2  2  2 .329     H.Baker 3B          4  0  0  0 .263  
  E.Howard C          4  0  1  0 .269     L.Doby CF           4  1  2  0 .294  
  D.Winfield RF       4  0  1  2 .176     H.Gowdy C           4  0  1  1 .219  
  O.Smith SS          4  0  0  0 .200     F.Fitzsimmons P     2  0  0  0 .063  
  L.Tiant P           1  0  0  0 .000     E.Morris P          0  0  0  0 ----  
B-S.Stirnweiss PH     2  1  1  0 .500   C-G.Cravath PH        1  0  0  0 .328  
  J.Kaat P            0  0  0  0 .000     T.Mullane P         0  0  0  0 ----  
D-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .250   E-C.Anson PH          1  0  0  0 .247  
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      38  6 11  6                 Totals      34  2  9  2

A-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Cedeno In 1st Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Tiant In 6th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Morris In 6th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Kaat In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Mullane In 9th Inning

INJURY: Cesar Cedeno INJURED (for 1 more game) in 1st inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 0 5  0 1 0  -  6 11  0
Yankees......... 0 0 1  0 0 1  0 0 0  -  2  9  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Tiant WIN(2-0)          5       7   1   1   1   4   0   2.19
J.Kaat                    3       2   1   1   1   2   0   6.11
W.Hernandez               1       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.79
Totals                    9       9   2   2   2   6   0

Yankees                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
F.Fitzsimmon LOSS(3-2)    5 1/3   9   5   5   0   3   0   4.47
E.Morris                  0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.37
T.Mullane                 3       2   1   1   0   1   1   6.20
Totals                    9      11   6   6   0   4   1

ATTENDANCE- 19,782 DATE- Tuesday, May 20th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Bad
UMPIRES- Harry Wendelstedt, Ron Luciano, Steve Palermo, Vito Voltaggio
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 5  Yankees: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 2  Yankees: 0
DOUBLES- M.Suttles(4th), L.Doby(9th)
TRIPLES- T.Gwynn-2(3rd), H.Gowdy(1st)
HOME RUNS- J.Dimaggio(9th)
WALKS- B.Bonds, H.Wilson
STRIKE OUTS- E.Howard-2, O.Smith, L.Tiant, P.Molitor, B.Bonds, H.Wilson,
             M.Suttles, H.Baker, F.Fitzsimmons
GIDP- M.Suttles, H.Baker

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Extra innings, we are in control -- except Ens gives Willie a rest . . .
Eleven doubles makes this a doubly interesting game!


BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 New York Yankees      5/21/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Yankees            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        5  1  1  0 .288     C.Anson 3B          5  1  2  0 .256  
  T.Gwynn RF          5  2  3  0 .276     P.Molitor 2B        5  0  0  0 .182  
  E.Sutton 3B         4  1  1  0 .231     G.Cravath RF        5  2  1  0 .319  
C-S.Stirnweiss 3B     1  0  0  0 .429     H.Wilson LF         5  0  2  2 .257  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  0  1  3 .268     M.Suttles 1B        5  0  1  1 .213  
B-H.Chase 1B          1  0  0  0 .297     L.Doby CF           5  2  3  0 .304  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  1  2  1 .333     T.Lazzeri SS        3  2  1  1 .151  
  E.Howard C          5  1  2  0 .274     H.Gowdy C           4  0  3  3 .233  
  D.Winfield LF       4  0  2  2 .189   E-B.Bonds PR          0  0  0  0 .326  
  O.Smith SS          3  0  1  0 .204   F-G.Tenace C          1  0  0  0 .000  
  V.Blue P            1  0  0  0 .000     L.Warneke P         1  0  0  0 .000  
  C.Mays P            1  0  0  0 .000   A-E.Flick PH          1  0  0  0 .138  
  F.Marberry P        0  0  0  0 .000     E.Morris P          0  0  0  0 ----  
  T.Martinez P        0  0  0  0 ----   D-G.Foster PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
  J.Kaat P            0  0  0  0 .000     K.Tekulve P         0  0  0  0 .000  
  E.Lopat P           0  0  0  0 .091   G-S.Gordon PH         1  0  1  0 .267  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      38  6 13  6                 Totals      42  7 14  7

A-Pinch Hit For Warneke In 6th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Sutton In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Morris In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Ran For Gowdy In 8th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Bonds In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Tekulve In 10th Inning

Athletics....... 0 1 2  0 1 0  1 0 0  1 -  6 13  3
Yankees......... 0 1 0  1 0 0  0 2 1  2 -  7 14  1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
V.Blue                    6 2/3   6   2   2   4   4   1   4.14
C.Mays                    0 1/3   2   2   2   0   0   0   3.35
F.Marberry                1       1   1   1   0   1   0   5.91
T.Martinez                1       2   1   1   1   2   0   1.93
J.Kaat LOSS(0-2)          0 2/3   2   1   1   0   0   0   6.38
E.Lopat                   0       1   0   0   0   0   0   5.15
Totals                    9 2/3  14   7   7   5   7   1

Yankees                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Warneke                 6       9   4   3   1   0   0   3.72
E.Morris                  2       3   1   1   0   2   0   2.51
K.Tekulve WIN(1-2)        2       1   1   1   0   1   0   5.28
Totals                   10      13   6   5   1   3   0

ATTENDANCE- 25,623 DATE- Wednesday, May 21st 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Ron Luciano, Steve Palermo, Vito Voltaggio, Harry Wendelstedt
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 8  Yankees:12
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Yankees: 1
ERRORS- E.Sutton, O.Smith-2, H.Wilson
DOUBLES- T.Gwynn(7th), J.Dimaggio(7th), O.Smith(3rd), C.Anson(5th),
         G.Cravath(8th), H.Wilson(5th), M.Suttles(5th), L.Doby-2(11th),
         H.Gowdy(9th), S.Gordon(1st)
TRIPLES- E.Howard(3rd), L.Doby(4th)
HOME RUNS- T.Lazzeri(2nd)
CAUGHT STEALING- H.Killebrew
SACRIFICE HITS- V.Blue-2, P.Molitor, L.Warneke
SACRIFICE FLIES- D.Winfield
WALKS- O.Smith, C.Anson, G.Cravath, H.Wilson, M.Suttles, T.Lazzeri
HIT BY PITCH- J.Dimaggio, O.Smith, T.Lazzeri
STRIKE OUTS- T.Gwynn, E.Howard, C.Mays, C.Anson, P.Molitor-2, H.Wilson,
             M.Suttles, L.Doby, T.Lazzeri
GIDP- E.Flick
WILD PITCHES- L.Warneke


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Our first Complete Game Shutout! The second time this season the bench gets a day off!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Baltimore Orioles      6/2/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Orioles            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        4  1  2  0 .290     M.Dihigo 2B         4  0  0  0 .263  
  P.Rizzuto SS        3  0  1  0 .268     E.Mathews 3B        4  0  2  0 .262  
  T.Gwynn RF          4  0  1  1 .288     S.Musial 1B         4  0  1  0 .359  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  1  2  1 .262     M.Mantle RF         1  0  0  0 .323  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  0  0 .308   A-T.Oliva PR,RF       1  0  1  0 .304  
  D.White 3B          3  0  1  0 .301     R.Smith CF          3  0  1  0 .288  
  E.Howard C          4  1  1  0 .267     J.Hart LF           4  0  2  0 .360  
  O.Gamble LF         3  1  2  2 .170     C.Ripken SS         4  0  0  0 .206  
  E.Plank P           3  0  0  0 .217     A.Wilson C          3  0  0  0 .232  
                                          G.Perry P           2  0  0  0 .080  
                                        B-J.Temple PH         0  0  0  0 .250  
                                          M.Cuellar P         0  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      32  4 10  4                 Totals      30  0  7  0

A-Pinch Ran For Mantle In 6th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Perry In 7th Inning

INJURY: Mickey Mantle INJURED (for 1 more game) in 6th inning

Athletics....... 1 0 0  1 1 0  1 0 0  -  4 10  1
Orioles......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  7  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank WIN(4-2)          9       7   0   0   4   3   0   2.25
Totals                    9       7   0   0   4   3   0

Orioles                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
G.Perry LOSS(6-5)         7      10   4   4   0   1   2   4.00
M.Cuellar                 2       0   0   0   1   0   0   3.55
Totals                    9      10   4   4   1   1   2

ATTENDANCE- 39,854 DATE- Monday, June 2nd 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Tom Connolly, John Egan, George Hildebrand, Frank O'Loughlin
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 3  Orioles: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 5  Orioles: 4
ERRORS- D.White
DOUBLES- E.Howard(10th)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(11th), O.Gamble(2nd)
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Rizzuto
WALKS- D.White, M.Mantle, R.Smith, A.Wilson, J.Temple
HIT BY PITCH- M.Mantle
STRIKE OUTS- E.Plank, M.Dihigo, J.Hart, A.Wilson
GIDP- P.Rizzuto, H.Killebrew, J.Dimaggio, E.Howard, S.Musial, R.Smith-2,
      C.Ripken-2

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Something we saw much too much this season -- Joe D gets hurt.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Boston Red Sox At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics         6/5/1997

  Red Sox            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Bell CF           4  0  0  0 .234     C.Cedeno CF         5  1  2  1 .298  
I-H.Larkin PH         1  0  0  0 .455     E.Collins 2B        5  1  3  1 .299  
  J.Pesky SS          4  0  1  0 .339     E.Sutton 3B         4  0  2  0 .268  
  L.Gehrig 1B         4  0  1  0 .302   D-S.Stirnweiss 3B     1  0  0  0 .429  
  M.Ott RF            3  2  1  0 .252     H.Killebrew 1B      2  0  0  0 .266  
  G.Goslin LF         4  1  2  2 .284   E-H.Chase 1B          0  0  0  0 .246  
  B.Doerr 2B          4  0  1  0 .260     J.Dimaggio LF       2  0  0  0 .304  
  B.Robinson 3B       3  0  1  0 .268   A-D.White LF          2  0  0  0 .296  
  D.Crandall C        3  0  0  0 .233   F-T.Gwynn LF          0  0  0  0 .295  
  B.McDonald P        2  0  0  0 .000     E.Howard C          4  0  1  0 .268  
C-D.Mitchell PH       1  0  0  0 .250     D.Winfield RF       4  2  3  1 .218  
  J.Rijo P            0  0  0  0 .000     O.Smith SS          4  0  1  1 .211  
H-A.Rosen PH          1  0  0  0 .350     L.Tiant P           2  0  0  0 .100  
                                        B-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .130  
                                          J.Vander Meer P     0  0  0  0 .125  
                                          C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                        G-O.Gamble PH         1  1  1  0 .216  
                                          W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  3  7  2                 Totals      37  5 13  4

A-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Dimaggio In 4th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Tiant In 6th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For McDonald In 7th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Sutton In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (LF) For White In 8th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Mays In 8th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Rijo In 9th Inning
I-Pinch Hit For Bell In 9th Inning

INJURY: Joe Dimaggio INJURED (for 15 more games) in 3rd inning

Red Sox......... 0 0 0  2 0 0  1 0 0  -  3  7  0
Athletics....... 0 1 1  0 1 1  0 1    -  5 13  1

Red Sox                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.McDonald LOSS(0-1)      6      10   4   4   1   3   2   6.00
J.Rijo                    2       3   1   1   1   1   0   0.92
Totals                    8      13   5   5   2   4   2

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Tiant WIN(3-1)          6       3   2   0   0   2   1   2.45
J.Vander Mee              0 1/3   1   1   1   3   1   0   4.70
C.Mays                    1 2/3   2   0   0   0   2   0   3.86
W.Hernandez SAVE(9th)     1       1   0   0   0   0   0   1.98
Totals                    9       7   3   1   3   5   1

ATTENDANCE- 32,428 DATE- Thursday, June 5th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Bill Summers, James Honochick, Harry Geisel, Bill Grieve
LEFT ON BASE- Red Sox: 7  Athletics:10
DOUBLE PLAYS- Red Sox: 0  Athletics: 1
ERRORS- D.White
DOUBLES- B.Robinson(5th), E.Collins(6th), D.Winfield(5th)
HOME RUNS- G.Goslin(10th), C.Cedeno(2nd), D.Winfield(3rd)
STOLEN BASES- C.Cedeno(5th), E.Sutton(1st)
WALKS- M.Ott, B.Robinson, D.Crandall, H.Killebrew-2
STRIKE OUTS- M.Ott, G.Goslin-2, B.Robinson, B.McDonald, H.Killebrew, J.Dimaggio,
             D.Winfield, C.Johnson
GIDP- B.Doerr
WILD PITCHES- B.McDonald
PASSED BALLS- E.Howard

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Out for more than half a month, he comes back - only to leave us again . . .

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Baltimore Orioles      7/1/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Orioles            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        4  2  2  2 .304     M.Mantle 1B         3  1  1  0 .334  
  O.Smith SS          3  0  2  0 .210     M.Dihigo 2B         3  0  0  0 .222  
  T.Gwynn RF          4  0  1  1 .290     E.Mathews 3B        4  0  2  1 .267  
  H.Killebrew 3B      4  1  2  1 .261     R.Smith LF          4  0  0  0 .309  
C-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .302     T.Oliva RF          4  0  1  0 .328  
  J.Dimaggio CF       1  0  0  0 .304   G-J.Rice RF           0  0  0  0 .273  
A-C.Wolf CF           3  0  1  0 .190     B.Murcer CF         3  0  0  0 .294  
D-C.Cedeno CF         0  0  0  0 .253     C.Ripken SS         4  0  0  0 .190  
  E.Howard C          4  0  0  0 .252     A.Wilson C          2  0  1  0 .235  
  R.Maris LF          3  1  1  0 .282     G.Perry P           2  0  0  0 .122  
E-D.Winfield LF       1  1  1  1 .231   B-J.Gilliam PH        1  0  0  0 .200  
  O.Gamble 1B         3  0  0  0 .192     T.Hall P            0  0  0  0 ----  
F-H.Chase 1B          0  0  0  0 .255   I-J.Temple PH         1  0  0  0 .258  
  L.Tiant P           2  0  0  0 .150                                          
H-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .196                                          
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  5 10  5                 Totals      31  1  5  1

A-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Dimaggio In 2nd Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Perry In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Wolf In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Maris In 8th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Gamble In 8th Inning
G-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Oliva In 9th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Tiant In 9th Inning
I-Pinch Hit For Hall In 9th Inning

INJURY: Joe Dimaggio INJURED (for 6 more games) in 2nd inning
INJURY: Jim Gilliam INJURED (for 5 more games) in 7th inning
INJURY: Tony Oliva INJURED (for 1 more game) in 8th inning

Athletics....... 0 0 2  1 0 0  0 1 1  -  5 10  0
Orioles......... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  5  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Tiant WIN(6-1)          8       5   1   1   3   5   0   1.91
W.Hernandez               1       0   0   0   1   2   0   2.38
Totals                    9       5   1   1   4   7   0

Orioles                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
G.Perry LOSS(10-8)        7       8   3   3   0   6   2   3.53
T.Hall                    2       2   2   2   2   0   1   4.67
Totals                    9      10   5   5   2   6   3

ATTENDANCE- 26,193 DATE- Tuesday, July 1st 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Tom Connolly, John Egan, George Hildebrand, Frank O'Loughlin
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 5  Orioles: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 0  Orioles: 1
DOUBLES- A.Wilson(11th)
TRIPLES- T.Gwynn(4th)
HOME RUNS- E.Collins(3rd), H.Killebrew(18th), D.Winfield(6th)
STOLEN BASES- E.Mathews-2(4th)
CAUGHT STEALING- E.Collins
SACRIFICE HITS- O.Smith, L.Tiant, M.Dihigo
WALKS- E.Collins, H.Chase, M.Mantle, B.Murcer, A.Wilson-2
STRIKE OUTS- O.Smith, T.Gwynn-2, H.Killebrew, E.Howard, O.Gamble, M.Mantle,
             M.Dihigo, E.Mathews, R.Smith, T.Oliva, C.Ripken, J.Temple
GIDP- J.Dimaggio

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Gettysburg Eddie shows those Red Sox what for!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Boston Red Sox         7/7/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Red Sox            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  T.Gwynn RF          3  0  0  0 .295     C.Bell CF           4  0  0  0 .257  
  E.Collins 2B        3  1  2  1 .312     L.Boudreau SS       3  0  1  0 .259  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  0  2  1 .258     L.Gehrig 1B         3  0  0  0 .290  
  R.Maris CF          3  0  0  0 .254     M.Ott RF            3  0  0  0 .266  
C-C.Cedeno CF         0  0  0  0 .255     G.Goslin LF         3  0  0  0 .278  
  D.Winfield LF       4  1  1  0 .255     A.Rosen 2B          3  0  1  0 .320  
  E.Howard C          4  0  1  1 .265     D.Crandall C        3  0  0  0 .234  
  D.White 3B          3  1  0  0 .284     B.Robinson 3B       3  0  0  0 .267  
B-E.Sutton 3B         1  0  0  0 .311     B.Lemon P           1  0  0  0 .118  
  O.Smith SS          4  1  1  1 .216   A-H.Larkin PH         1  0  0  0 .323  
  E.Plank P           2  0  0  0 .211     J.Tesreau P         0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          J.Rijo P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                        D-T.Clarke PH         1  0  0  0 .000  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      31  4  7  4                 Totals      28  0  2  0

A-Pinch Hit For Lemon In 6th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Maris In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Rijo In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 3 0  0 0 1  -  4  7  0
Red Sox......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  2  1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank WIN(7-3)          9       2   0   0   0   6   0   2.56
Totals                    9       2   0   0   0   6   0

Red Sox                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.Lemon LOSS(4-4)         6       5   3   1   3   2   0   3.69
J.Tesreau                 2       0   0   0   0   0   0   3.61
J.Rijo                    1       2   1   1   0   1   0   3.06
Totals                    9       7   4   2   3   3   0

ATTENDANCE- 25,928 DATE- Monday, July 7th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Bill Grieve, Bill Summers, James Honochick, Harry Geisel
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 4  Red Sox: 1
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Red Sox: 1
ERRORS- M.Ott
DOUBLES- E.Howard(13th), O.Smith(5th)
SACRIFICE HITS- E.Plank
WALKS- T.Gwynn, E.Collins, R.Maris
STRIKE OUTS- D.Winfield, E.Sutton, E.Plank, L.Boudreau, L.Gehrig, M.Ott-2,
             D.Crandall, B.Lemon
GIDP- D.Winfield, L.Gehrig

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The lazy days of summer found us riding high!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Baltimore Orioles At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics     7/10/1997

  Orioles            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  M.Mantle CF         3  1  2  0 .322     T.Gwynn RF          5  1  2  1 .296  
  R.Smith LF          5  0  0  0 .299     E.Collins 2B        4  3  2  0 .318  
  E.Mathews 3B        4  1  2  1 .261     H.Killebrew 1B      5  1  2  4 .259  
  S.Musial 1B         5  0  0  0 .333     R.Maris LF          5  1  3  1 .270  
  M.Dihigo 2B         4  2  2  2 .221     J.Dimaggio CF       4  1  1  0 .305  
  T.Oliva RF          4  0  1  1 .309     D.White 3B          5  1  1  1 .278  
  C.Ripken SS         4  0  0  0 .185     E.Howard C          5  1  1  1 .266  
  A.Wilson C          3  0  1  0 .239     O.Smith SS          2  1  0  0 .218  
  C.Young P           0  0  0  0 .196     L.Tiant P           2  1  1  0 .174  
A-J.Temple PH         1  0  0  0 .222   C-C.Johnson PH        1  0  1  1 .196  
  J.Konstanty P       0  0  0  0 .000     K.Holtzman P        1  0  1  1 .143  
  J.Pfeffer P         0  0  0  0 .400                                          
B-J.Gilliam PH        1  0  1  0 .212                                          
  T.Hall P            0  0  0  0 ----                                          
  C.Hendrix P         0  0  0  0 ----                                          
D-J.Hart PH           1  0  0  0 .281                                          
  M.Lolich P          0  0  0  0 .200                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  4  9  4                 Totals      39 11 15 10

A-Pinch Hit For Young In 4th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Pfeffer In 6th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Tiant In 6th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Hendrix In 8th Inning

Orioles......... 0 0 0  1 3 0  0 0 0  -  4  9  2
Athletics....... 2 2 0  0 2 1  3 1    - 11 15  0

Orioles                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
C.Young                   3       4   4   2   1   1   1   4.04
J.Konstanty LOSS(3-1)     1       3   2   2   0   0   0   4.17
J.Pfeffer                 1       1   0   0   0   0   0   6.17
T.Hall                    1 2/3   4   4   4   1   1   1   5.85
C.Hendrix                 0 1/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   5.40
M.Lolich                  1       2   1   1   0   0   0   5.49
Totals                    8      15  11   9   3   2   2

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Tiant WIN(7-1)          6       8   4   4   4   2   1   2.58
K.Holtzman SAVE(1st)      3       1   0   0   0   0   0   3.88
Totals                    9       9   4   4   4   2   1

ATTENDANCE- 32,614 DATE- Thursday, July 10th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- John Egan, George Hildebrand, Frank O'Loughlin, Tom Connolly
LEFT ON BASE- Orioles: 9  Athletics: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Orioles: 1  Athletics: 1
ERRORS- S.Musial, M.Dihigo
DOUBLES- T.Oliva(8th), J.Dimaggio(12th)
TRIPLES- C.Johnson(2nd)
HOME RUNS- M.Dihigo(14th), H.Killebrew(20th), R.Maris(2nd)
STOLEN BASES- M.Mantle-2(9th), A.Wilson(5th), T.Gwynn(6th), E.Collins(16th)
WALKS- M.Mantle-2, E.Mathews, C.Young, E.Collins, O.Smith-2
HIT BY PITCH- A.Wilson, J.Dimaggio
STRIKE OUTS- R.Smith, E.Mathews, H.Killebrew, E.Howard
GIDP- J.Dimaggio
PASSED BALLS- A.Wilson

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Willie is half-way there!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Washington Senators   7/17/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Senators           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        3  0  1  0 .321     R.Carew 1B          3  0  0  0 .295  
  P.Rizzuto SS        3  0  0  0 .241     H.Groh 3B           3  0  1  1 .247  
B-O.Smith SS          1  0  0  0 .217     S.Thompson LF       3  0  0  0 .282  
  J.Dimaggio CF       5  0  1  0 .289     C.Torriente RF      4  0  1  0 .276  
  H.Killebrew 3B      4  2  2  0 .260     K.Puckett CF        3  0  0  0 .212  
A-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .314     D.Lundy SS          4  0  1  0 .273  
  C.Wolf LF           4  1  3  1 .231     N.Fox 2B            4  0  0  0 .261  
C-T.Gwynn LF          0  0  0  0 .289     B.Boone C           4  1  1  0 .213  
  C.Cedeno 1B         4  0  0  0 .248     J.Donaldson P       1  0  0  0 .333  
D-C.Johnson 1B        0  0  0  0 .169   E-K.Hernandez PH      1  0  0  0 .237  
  E.Battey C          4  0  3  2 .316     S.Hamilton P        0  0  0  0 .000  
  D.Winfield RF       3  0  0  0 .257                                          
  E.Plank P           2  0  0  0 .214                                          
F-R.Maris PH          1  0  0  0 .231                                          
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      34  3 10  3                 Totals      30  1  4  1

A-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Wolf In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Cedeno In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Donaldson In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Plank In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 2 0  -  3 10  1
Senators........ 0 0 1  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  4  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank WIN(8-3)          8       2   1   1   2   3   0   2.53
W.Hernandez SAVE(20th)    1       2   0   0   0   2   0   1.78
Totals                    9       4   1   1   2   5   0

Senators                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Donaldson LOSS(9-4)     8      10   3   3   2   5   0   2.53
S.Hamilton                1       0   0   0   1   0   0   3.38
Totals                    9      10   3   3   3   5   0

ATTENDANCE- 27,771 DATE- Thursday, July 17th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- George Moriarty, Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens, Oliver Chill
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 9  Senators: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Senators: 0
ERRORS- J.Dimaggio
DOUBLES- H.Killebrew(11th), C.Wolf(5th), E.Battey(5th)
STOLEN BASES- H.Groh(3rd)
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Rizzuto, E.Plank, R.Carew, J.Donaldson
SACRIFICE FLIES- H.Groh
WALKS- E.Collins-2, D.Winfield, S.Thompson, K.Puckett
STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins, J.Dimaggio, H.Killebrew, C.Cedeno, E.Plank, S.Thompson,
             C.Torriente, K.Puckett, N.Fox-2
GIDP- C.Torriente
WILD PITCHES- J.Donaldson
PASSED BALLS- B.Boone

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Big Cliff Johnson has the biggest RBI day of the season for any Athletics player!
By the way, another -very rare- bench-resting game!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Toronto Blue Jays     7/20/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Blue Jays          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        4  0  2  0 .319     E.Valo RF           3  0  0  0 .248  
  P.Rizzuto SS        5  1  2  0 .252     D.Murphy CF         5  0  0  0 .167  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  1  0 .281     J.Bottomley 1B      4  0  0  0 .282  
  H.Killebrew 3B      4  2  1  0 .261     W.Berger LF         4  0  0  0 .288  
  C.Wolf LF           4  2  2  0 .235     B.Madlock 3B        4  0  2  0 .249  
  C.Johnson 1B        4  2  2  5 .190     V.Stephens SS       4  1  2  1 .287  
  E.Battey C          4  0  1  1 .310     T.Munson C          4  1  2  0 .309  
  D.Winfield RF       4  0  1  0 .259     J.Williams 2B       4  0  1  1 .235  
  B.Grimes P          4  0  1  0 .091     E.Rixey P           1  0  1  0 .200  
                                          N.Garver P          0  0  0  0 ----  
                                        A-P.Guerrero PH       1  1  1  0 .250  
                                          K.Brown P           0  0  0  0 .000  
                                        B-T.Holmes PH         1  0  0  0 .242  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      37  7 13  6                 Totals      35  3  9  2

A-Pinch Hit For Garver In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Brown In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  1 0 2  4 0 0  -  7 13  2
Blue Jays....... 0 0 0  0 1 0  1 1 0  -  3  9  1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.Grimes WIN(3-4)         9       9   3   2   3   5   1   3.79
Totals                    9       9   3   2   3   5   1

Blue Jays                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Rixey LOSS(11-10)       6 2/3  11   7   3   2   3   1   4.35
N.Garver                  0 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   4.50
K.Brown                   2       1   0   0   2   0   0   3.98
Totals                    9      13   7   3   4   3   1

ATTENDANCE- 40,338 DATE- Sunday, July 20th 1997 TIME- Day 
UMPIRES- Joe Paparella, Cal Hubbard, Ed Hurley, Bill McKinley
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 8  Blue Jays: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Blue Jays: 1
ERRORS- P.Rizzuto, D.Winfield, B.Madlock
DOUBLES- C.Wolf(6th), E.Battey(7th), B.Madlock(14th)
TRIPLES- J.Williams(7th), P.Guerrero(2nd)
HOME RUNS- C.Johnson(1st), V.Stephens(18th)
CAUGHT STEALING- P.Rizzuto, T.Munson, J.Williams
SACRIFICE FLIES- C.Johnson
WALKS- E.Collins, J.Dimaggio, H.Killebrew, C.Wolf, E.Valo-2, E.Rixey
STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins, E.Battey, B.Grimes, D.Murphy, J.Bottomley, W.Berger-2,
             T.Holmes
GIDP- C.Johnson, V.Stephens
BALKS- N.Garver
WILD PITCHES- K.Brown

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Dolf Luque arrives!  'Nuff said.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 New York Yankees       8/2/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Yankees            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  T.Gwynn RF          5  0  0  0 .283     L.Doyle 2B          4  0  0  0 .258  
  O.Smith SS          5  0  3  0 .220     P.Reese SS          4  0  1  0 .174  
  E.Collins 2B        3  1  2  1 .321     T.Williams LF       4  1  1  0 .279  
  H.Killebrew 1B      3  0  0  1 .261     W.Mays CF           4  1  1  2 .200  
  J.Dimaggio CF       5  1  2  2 .285     M.Suttles 1B        4  1  2  1 .251  
  D.White 3B          5  0  2  0 .276     L.Doby RF           4  0  2  0 .281  
D-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .301     H.Baker 3B          2  0  0  0 .261  
  D.Winfield LF       4  1  1  0 .255   F-G.Cravath PH        1  0  0  0 .308  
  C.Johnson C         3  2  1  1 .186     H.Gowdy C           4  0  1  0 .231  
E-E.Battey C          0  0  0  0 .310     T.Brown P           3  0  0  0 .104  
  L.Tiant P           2  0  0  0 .148     C.Weilman P         0  0  0  0 ----  
A-C.Cedeno PH         1  0  0  0 .243   G-G.Tenace PH         1  0  0  0 .143  
  B.Grimes P          0  0  0  0 .091                                          
  C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000                                          
B-R.Maris PH          1  0  0  0 .226                                          
  D.Luque P           0  0  0  0 ----                                          
C-E.Howard PH         1  0  0  0 .260                                          
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      38  5 11  5                 Totals      35  3  8  3

A-Pinch Hit For Tiant In 6th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Mays In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Luque In 9th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Johnson In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Baker In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Weilman In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  1 0 2  0 0 2  -  5 11  0
Yankees......... 3 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  3  8  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
L.Tiant                   5       5   3   3   0   3   2   3.26
B.Grimes                  0 2/3   2   0   0   1   0   0   3.66
C.Mays                    1 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   3.92
D.Luque WIN(1-0)          1       0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
W.Hernandez SAVE(22nd)    1       0   0   0   0   1   0   1.67
Totals                    9       8   3   3   1   4   2

Yankees                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
T.Brown LOSS(11-7)        8 1/3  10   5   5   6   5   2   3.45
C.Weilman                 0 2/3   1   0   0   1   1   0   0.00
Totals                    9      11   5   5   7   6   2

ATTENDANCE- 63,499 DATE- Saturday, August 2nd 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Ron Luciano, Steve Palermo, Vito Voltaggio, Harry Wendelstedt
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics:13  Yankees: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 0  Yankees: 0
HOME RUNS- J.Dimaggio(13th), C.Johnson(2nd), W.Mays(0th), M.Suttles(22nd)
STOLEN BASES- H.Gowdy(4th)
WALKS- E.Collins-2, H.Killebrew-2, D.Winfield, C.Johnson-2, H.Baker
STRIKE OUTS- H.Killebrew-2, D.White, C.Johnson, L.Tiant-2, L.Doyle-2, G.Cravath,
             T.Brown
WILD PITCHES- L.Tiant

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Earl Battey and Dave Winfield tie Big Cliff with 5 RBI in one game.
Earl crashes a Grand Slam, and Dave slams a bases-loaded Triple.
Chicken Wolf picks up the leftovers.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Cleveland Indians     8/23/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Indians            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        6  0  0  0 .321     J.Morgan 2B         4  1  2  0 .242  
  P.Rizzuto SS        6  1  4  1 .268     J.Harris 1B         4  1  1  1 .295  
  J.Dimaggio CF       6  2  1  0 .306     J.Jackson CF        5  1  2  3 .345  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  4  2  0 .249     J.Gibson C          4  0  1  1 .263  
  E.Battey C          4  3  3  5 .323     G.Gore LF           4  0  0  0 .299  
  E.Sutton 3B         5  1  2  0 .304     B.Allison RF        4  0  0  0 .294  
  D.Winfield RF       5  2  2  5 .255     R.Santo 3B          4  1  1  1 .275  
  C.Wolf LF           5  1  3  3 .257     A.Trammell SS       4  2  2  1 .262  
  E.Plank P           3  0  0  0 .196     W.Cooper P          0  1  0  0 .043  
C-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .163     K.Appier P          0  0  0  0 .250  
  K.Holtzman P        0  0  0  0 .071   A-R.Hudler PH         1  0  0  0 .265  
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----     H.Wiltse P          0  0  0  0 .273  
                                          T.Candiotti P       0  0  0  0 .000  
                                        B-P.Jones PH          1  0  0  0 .368  
                                          B.Smith P           0  0  0  0 ----  
                                        D-B.Bonilla PH        1  1  1  0 .236  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      45 14 17 14                 Totals      36  8 10  7

A-Pinch Hit For Appier In 5th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Candiotti In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Plank In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Smith In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  4 4 1  1 0 4  - 14 17  1
Indians......... 1 0 1  0 0 0  1 2 3  -  8 10  4

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank WIN(11-4)         8       6   5   4   3   1   1   2.71
K.Holtzman                0 2/3   4   3   3   2   0   1   4.18
W.Hernandez               0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.39
Totals                    9      10   8   7   5   1   2

Indians                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
W.Cooper LOSS(6-13)       4 1/3   9   8   4   0   4   1   5.02
K.Appier                  0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.01
H.Wiltse                  1 2/3   3   2   2   1   1   0   3.66
T.Candiotti               0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   1.53
B.Smith                   2       5   4   4   1   0   0   5.06
Totals                    9      17  14  10   2   5   1

ATTENDANCE- 41,551 DATE- Saturday, August 23rd 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens, Oliver Chill, George Moriarty
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 7  Indians: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 2  Indians: 0
ERRORS- E.Collins, J.Harris, A.Trammell-2, B.Smith
DOUBLES- P.Rizzuto(3rd), C.Wolf(7th), J.Morgan(20th), B.Bonilla(6th)
TRIPLES- D.Winfield(4th), J.Jackson(11th)
HOME RUNS- E.Battey(3rd), R.Santo(9th), A.Trammell(2nd)
CAUGHT STEALING- P.Rizzuto
SACRIFICE HITS- E.Plank
WALKS- H.Killebrew, E.Battey, J.Morgan, J.Harris, J.Gibson, G.Gore, W.Cooper
STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins-2, H.Killebrew, E.Sutton, C.Wolf, R.Hudler
GIDP- J.Jackson, G.Gore

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A six-homer game!  We didn't get them all, but we pulled out the win.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Detroit Tigers        8/28/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Tigers             AB  R  H RBI AVG
  T.Gwynn RF          6  0  1  0 .281     T.Raines LF         6  0  1  0 .253  
  D.White C           0  0  0  0 .267     B.Larkin SS         5  0  0  0 .270  
A-E.Battey PR,C       5  0  0  0 .308     F.Robinson RF       4  1  1  0 .236  
  E.Collins 2B        6  2  3  0 .319     T.Stearnes CF       5  2  2  3 .299  
  H.Killebrew 3B      4  1  1  1 .246     H.Greenberg 1B      5  1  1  1 .272  
C-E.Sutton 3B         1  1  0  0 .298     L.Parrish C         3  0  1  0 .213  
  J.Dimaggio CF       5  2  2  3 .311   E-M.Dilone PR         0  0  0  0 .438  
  O.Gamble 1B         4  1  1  2 .222   G-W.Cooper C          2  0  0  0 .231  
D-D.Winfield 1B       1  0  0  0 .253     L.Whitaker 2B       6  0  3  0 .252  
  R.Maris LF          5  0  1  0 .223     G.Kell 3B           4  0  0  0 .274  
  P.Rizzuto SS        6  0  1  1 .258     D.McNally P         2  0  0  0 .097  
  D.Luque P           3  0  2  0 .375   B-N.Cash PH           1  0  0  0 .282  
  C.Mays P            1  0  0  0 .000     M.Henneman P        0  0  0  0 .000  
  T.Martinez P        0  0  0  0 ----   F-C.Cooper PH         1  0  0  0 .459  
  V.Blue P            0  0  0  0 .074     J.Hiller P          0  0  0  0 .000  
  B.Shawkey P         0  0  0  0 .156   H-C.Fielder PH        1  0  0  0 .200  
I-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .167     W.White P           0  0  0  0 .000  
  K.Holtzman P        0  0  0  0 .071   J-L.Dykstra PH        1  0  0  0 .233  
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      48  7 12  7                 Totals      46  4  9  4

A-Pinch Ran For White In 1st Inning
B-Pinch Hit For McNally In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Killebrew In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Gamble In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Ran For Parrish In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Henneman In 9th Inning
G-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Dilone In 10th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Hiller In 11th Inning
I-Pinch Hit For Shawkey In 12th Inning
J-Pinch Hit For White In 13th Inning

INJURY: Deacon White INJURED (for 5 more games) in 1st inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  2 0 2  0 0 0  0 0 0  3 -  7 12  0
Tigers.......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  2 2 0  0 0 0  0 -  4  9  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Luque                   6       5   2   2   2   4   2   3.16
C.Mays                    2 2/3   3   2   2   1   1   1   3.93
T.Martinez                1 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   3.98
V.Blue                    0 2/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   3.57
B.Shawkey                 0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.22
K.Holtzman WIN(4-2)       1 2/3   0   0   0   3   1   0   3.94
W.Hernandez SAVE(27th)    0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.31
Totals                   13       9   4   4   8   6   3

Tigers                   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.McNally                 7      10   4   4   1   1   2   3.89
M.Henneman                2       0   0   0   0   1   0   5.56
J.Hiller                  2       0   0   0   2   1   0   4.94
W.White LOSS(2-3)         2       2   3   3   1   1   1   6.41
Totals                   13      12   7   7   4   4   3

ATTENDANCE- 40,325 DATE- Thursday, August 28th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Jim Odom, Nestor Chylak, Jr., John Stevens, Frank Umont
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 7  Tigers:11
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Tigers: 2
DOUBLES- J.Dimaggio(21st), L.Parrish(20th), L.Whitaker(18th)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(27th), J.Dimaggio(20th), O.Gamble(8th),
           T.Stearnes-2(27th), H.Greenberg(21st)
STOLEN BASES- L.Whitaker(6th)
CAUGHT STEALING- T.Raines
WALKS- E.Sutton, J.Dimaggio, D.Winfield, R.Maris, B.Larkin, F.Robinson-2,
       T.Stearnes, H.Greenberg, L.Parrish, G.Kell-2
HIT BY PITCH- D.White
STRIKE OUTS- E.Battey, H.Killebrew, D.Winfield, C.Mays, H.Greenberg, L.Whitaker,
             G.Kell-2, D.McNally-2
GIDP- E.Battey, R.Maris, G.Kell

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Willie gets #30 . . . and Joe goes out . . . exactly at the wrong time!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Toronto Blue Jays At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics      9/4/1997

  Blue Jays          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Williams 2B       4  0  0  0 .230     T.Gwynn RF          3  0  0  0 .283  
  E.Valo RF           4  0  1  0 .235     P.Rizzuto SS        4  1  2  0 .267  
  P.Guerrero 1B       4  0  1  0 .286   D-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 .216  
  W.Berger LF         3  0  0  0 .281     E.Collins 2B        4  1  1  1 .319  
  B.Madlock 3B        3  0  0  0 .250     H.Killebrew 1B      4  1  1  1 .247  
  E.Davis CF          3  1  1  0 .295     J.Dimaggio CF       2  0  1  1 .310  
  V.Stephens SS       3  0  1  1 .283   A-D.Winfield CF       1  1  0  0 .254  
  T.Munson C          3  0  0  0 .306     D.White 3B          4  0  0  0 .264  
  D.Martinez P        1  0  0  0 .123   E-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .273  
B-E.Stanky PH         1  0  0  0 .259     E.Howard C          3  0  2  1 .269  
  H.Pennock P         0  0  0  0 .208     O.Gamble LF         3  0  1  0 .223  
C-R.Fairly PH         1  0  0  0 .000   F-C.Wolf LF           0  0  0  0 .248  
  J.Scott P           0  0  0  0 .167     E.Plank P           3  0  2  0 .228  
                                          C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      30  1  4  1                 Totals      31  4 10  4

A-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Dimaggio In 4th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Martinez In 6th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Pennock In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 9th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Gamble In 9th Inning

INJURY: Joe Dimaggio INJURED (for 5 more games) in 3rd inning

Blue Jays....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  1  4  0
Athletics....... 2 0 1  0 0 1  0 0    -  4 10  0

Blue Jays                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Martinez LOSS(10-13)    5       7   3   3   0   4   1   4.32
H.Pennock                 2       3   1   1   1   0   0   5.96
J.Scott                   1       0   0   0   0   0   0   4.20
Totals                    8      10   4   4   1   4   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank WIN(12-5)         7 1/3   3   1   1   0   5   0   2.61
C.Mays                    0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.76
W.Hernandez SAVE(30th)    1       1   0   0   0   0   0   2.14
Totals                    9       4   1   1   0   5   0

ATTENDANCE- 31,899 DATE- Thursday, September 4th 1997 TIME- Night WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Joe Paparella, Cal Hubbard, Ed Hurley, Bill McKinley
LEFT ON BASE- Blue Jays: 2  Athletics: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blue Jays: 2  Athletics: 1
DOUBLES- P.Rizzuto(4th), E.Collins(18th), E.Howard(18th)
TRIPLES- V.Stephens(1st)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(29th)
SACRIFICE HITS- T.Gwynn
WALKS- D.Winfield
STRIKE OUTS- E.Valo, P.Guerrero, E.Davis-2, D.Martinez, E.Collins, H.Killebrew,
             D.White, E.Plank
GIDP- P.Guerrero, T.Gwynn-2

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Dolf shows Toronto what for!  Revenge for them sweeping us in the beginning!


BOXSCORE: 1997 Toronto Blue Jays At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics      9/7/1997

  Blue Jays          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Stanky 2B         4  0  1  0 .259     D.Winfield RF       5  1  3  2 .261  
  E.Valo RF           3  0  0  0 .234     P.Rizzuto SS        4  2  2  0 .266  
  J.Bottomley 1B      3  0  0  0 .272     C.Cedeno CF         5  1  1  1 .241  
  W.Berger LF         4  0  1  0 .285     H.Killebrew 1B      5  0  1  1 .247  
  P.Guerrero 3B       4  0  1  0 .290     E.Collins 2B        4  1  2  0 .318  
  T.Munson C          4  0  1  0 .305     E.Battey C          4  1  3  2 .319  
  D.Murphy CF         4  0  1  0 .173     E.Sutton 3B         4  0  1  0 .277  
  D.Bancroft SS       4  0  1  0 .222     E.Howard LF         3  1  1  0 .270  
  E.Rixey P           2  0  1  0 .217     D.Luque P           2  0  1  1 .455  
A-J.Williams PH       1  0  0  0 .231                                          
  N.Garver P          0  0  0  0 .000                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  0  7  0                 Totals      36  7 15  7

A-Pinch Hit For Rixey In 7th Inning

Blue Jays....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  7  1
Athletics....... 0 1 1  0 1 4  0 0    -  7 15  1

Blue Jays                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Rixey LOSS(14-16)       6      14   7   5   1   1   1   4.47
N.Garver                  2       1   0   0   1   1   0   3.66
Totals                    8      15   7   5   2   2   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Luque WIN(4-1)          9       7   0   0   2   4   0   2.17
Totals                    9       7   0   0   2   4   0

ATTENDANCE- 31,329 DATE- Sunday, September 7th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Bill McKinley, Joe Paparella, Cal Hubbard, Ed Hurley
LEFT ON BASE- Blue Jays: 8  Athletics: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blue Jays: 0  Athletics: 1
ERRORS- W.Berger, C.Cedeno
DOUBLES- T.Munson(17th), C.Cedeno(13th), E.Battey(11th), E.Howard(20th)
HOME RUNS- D.Winfield(11th)
CAUGHT STEALING- W.Berger
SACRIFICE HITS- D.Luque
SACRIFICE FLIES- D.Luque
WALKS- E.Valo, J.Bottomley, P.Rizzuto, E.Howard
STRIKE OUTS- E.Stanky, W.Berger, D.Murphy, E.Rixey, P.Rizzuto, H.Killebrew

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Killebrew gets -his- 30th, just in time!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Toronto Blue Jays At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics      9/8/1997

  Blue Jays          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Williams 2B       4  0  0  0 .229     T.Gwynn RF          4  1  2  0 .288  
  E.Valo RF           4  0  1  1 .235     P.Rizzuto SS        2  0  0  0 .263  
  P.Guerrero 1B       3  0  1  0 .290   C-C.Johnson PH        0  0  0  0 .170  
  W.Berger LF         4  0  0  0 .283   D-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 .215  
  B.Madlock 3B        4  0  2  0 .252     E.Collins 2B        4  1  0  0 .315  
  E.Davis CF          4  1  2  1 .317     H.Killebrew 1B      3  1  1  3 .247  
  V.Stephens SS       3  0  0  0 .276     C.Cedeno CF         4  0  0  0 .237  
B-D.Bancroft SS       1  0  0  0 .220     D.White 3B          4  0  1  0 .261  
  T.Munson C          4  1  3  0 .309   E-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .277  
  D.Martinez P        2  0  0  0 .119     E.Howard C          2  0  0  0 .269  
  J.Scott P           0  0  0  0 .167     O.Gamble LF         3  0  0  0 .226  
                                        F-C.Wolf LF           0  0  0  0 .248  
                                          E.Plank P           2  0  1  0 .237  
                                        A-D.Winfield PH       1  0  0  0 .260  
                                          C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
                                          W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  2  9  2                 Totals      29  3  5  3

A-Pinch Hit For Plank In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Stephens In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Rizzuto In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Johnson In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 9th Inning
F-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Gamble In 9th Inning

Blue Jays....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  1 1 0  -  2  9  1
Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 3    -  3  5  0

Blue Jays                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Martinez LOSS(10-14)    7 1/3   4   3   3   4   2   1   4.30
J.Scott                   0 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   0   4.06
Totals                    8       5   3   3   4   3   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank                   7       5   1   1   1   3   1   2.57
C.Mays WIN(10-7)          1 1/3   3   1   1   0   0   0   3.86
W.Hernandez SAVE(31st)    0 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   2.11
Totals                    9       9   2   2   1   3   1

ATTENDANCE- 31,823 DATE- Monday, September 8th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Bad
UMPIRES- Joe Paparella, Cal Hubbard, Ed Hurley, Bill McKinley
LEFT ON BASE- Blue Jays: 6  Athletics: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Blue Jays: 0  Athletics: 2
ERRORS- W.Berger
DOUBLES- T.Munson(18th)
TRIPLES- E.Valo(4th)
HOME RUNS- E.Davis(7th), H.Killebrew(30th)
SACRIFICE HITS- D.Martinez, P.Rizzuto
WALKS- P.Guerrero, C.Johnson, H.Killebrew, E.Howard-2
STRIKE OUTS- E.Valo, W.Berger, B.Madlock, P.Rizzuto, C.Cedeno-2
GIDP- W.Berger, E.Davis

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Dolf, Killer and Willie!  We've got a chance . . . as we close in on the leaders . . .

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 New York Yankees      9/17/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Yankees            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        5  0  3  0 .312     L.Doyle 2B          2  0  0  0 .282  
  P.Rizzuto SS        3  0  0  0 .243     P.Reese SS          4  0  3  0 .238  
B-O.Smith SS          1  0  0  0 .219     T.Williams LF       1  0  0  0 .304  
  T.Gwynn RF          5  0  0  0 .289     W.Mays CF           4  0  0  0 .200  
  H.Killebrew 1B      3  2  2  1 .247     M.Suttles 1B        4  0  0  0 .241  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  0  0 .302     L.Doby RF           4  0  0  0 .277  
  O.Gamble LF         4  1  1  0 .224     H.Baker 3B          4  0  0  0 .292  
C-D.Winfield LF       0  0  0  0 .257     H.Gowdy C           4  0  0  0 .223  
  D.White 3B          3  0  0  0 .254     T.Brown P           2  0  0  0 .122  
D-E.Sutton 3B         0  0  0  0 .285   A-G.Sisler PH         1  0  0  0 .438  
  E.Howard C          3  0  2  0 .278     K.Tekulve P         0  0  0  0 .000  
  D.Luque P           3  0  1  2 .429                                          
  C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000                                          
E-C.Johnson PH        1  0  1  0 .180                                          
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  3 10  3                 Totals      30  0  3  0

A-Pinch Hit For Brown In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Gamble In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Mays In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  2 0 0  0 1 0  -  3 10  0
Yankees......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  3  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Luque WIN(5-1)          7 1/3   3   0   0   4   2   0   1.81
C.Mays                    0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.91
W.Hernandez SAVE(36th)    1       0   0   0   0   1   0   1.89
Totals                    9       3   0   0   4   3   0

Yankees                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
T.Brown LOSS(17-9)        7       7   2   2   3   1   0   3.16
K.Tekulve                 2       3   1   1   0   1   1   2.52
Totals                    9      10   3   3   3   2   1

ATTENDANCE- 63,525 DATE- Wednesday, September 17th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- Steve Palermo, Vito Voltaggio, Harry Wendelstedt, Ron Luciano
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 9  Yankees: 8
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 0  Yankees: 0
DOUBLES- E.Collins(20th)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(32nd)
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Rizzuto
WALKS- H.Killebrew, D.White, E.Howard, L.Doyle-2, T.Williams-2
HIT BY PITCH- T.Williams
STRIKE OUTS- D.White, D.Luque, H.Gowdy-2, T.Brown
WILD PITCHES- T.Brown

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True Blue comes out of nowhere to keep us going strong! Can we do it?

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Washington Senators   9/20/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Senators           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        4  0  1  0 .310     R.Carew 1B          4  0  2  0 .301  
  P.Rizzuto SS        3  1  2  0 .242     H.Groh 3B           4  0  1  0 .233  
B-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 .219     A.Kaline CF         3  0  0  0 .250  
  T.Gwynn RF          4  0  1  2 .289     C.Torriente RF      4  0  1  0 .277  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  0  0  0 .244     K.Puckett LF        4  0  2  0 .276  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  1  0 .302     D.Lundy SS          4  0  0  0 .265  
  O.Gamble LF         3  1  1  0 .224     N.Fox 2B            4  0  2  0 .241  
C-D.Winfield LF       1  0  1  0 .260     B.Boone C           4  0  0  0 .190  
  D.White 3B          3  0  2  1 .255     D.Dean P            2  0  0  0 .133  
D-E.Sutton 3B         1  0  0  0 .282   A-K.Hernandez PH      1  0  0  0 .227  
  E.Howard C          4  0  1  0 .275     D.Hall P            0  0  0  0 .000  
  V.Blue P            4  1  0  0 .056   E-S.Thompson PH       1  0  0  0 .293  
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  3 10  3                 Totals      35  0  8  0

A-Pinch Hit For Dean In 7th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 8th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Gamble In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (3B) For White In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Hall In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 2 1  0 0 0  -  3 10  1
Senators........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  8  1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
V.Blue WIN(6-9)           8       7   0   0   0   3   0   3.26
W.Hernandez SAVE(37th)    1       1   0   0   0   0   0   1.85
Totals                    9       8   0   0   0   3   0

Senators                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Dean LOSS(20-15)        7       9   3   1   0   6   0   2.23
D.Hall                    2       1   0   0   0   1   0   3.08
Totals                    9      10   3   1   0   7   0

ATTENDANCE- 28,505 DATE- Saturday, September 20th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens, Oliver Chill, George Moriarty
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 6  Senators: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 0  Senators: 0
ERRORS- D.White, D.Dean
DOUBLES- T.Gwynn(15th), D.White(5th)
STOLEN BASES- R.Carew(20th)
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Rizzuto
HIT BY PITCH- A.Kaline
STRIKE OUTS- H.Killebrew, J.Dimaggio-2, O.Gamble, E.Howard, V.Blue-2, R.Carew,
             C.Torriente-2
WILD PITCHES- D.Dean

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Riding Gettysburg Eddie's arm to High Hopes . . . if only we can keep winning!

BOXSCORE: 1997 Philadelphia Athletics At 1997 Washington Senators   9/22/1997

  Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Senators           AB  R  H RBI AVG
  E.Collins 2B        3  0  0  0 .308     R.Carew 1B          4  0  0  0 .300  
  P.Rizzuto SS        4  0  1  0 .238     H.Groh 3B           3  0  0  0 .231  
A-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 .221     A.Kaline CF         4  0  2  0 .253  
  J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  0  0 .299     C.Torriente RF      4  0  1  0 .275  
  H.Killebrew 1B      4  0  1  0 .243     K.Puckett LF        4  0  1  0 .268  
  E.Battey C          4  1  1  0 .318     D.Lundy SS          3  0  0  0 .265  
E-E.Howard C          0  0  0  0 .273     N.Fox 2B            3  0  0  0 .240  
  E.Sutton 3B         4  0  1  1 .281     B.Boone C           3  0  0  0 .186  
  D.Winfield RF       4  1  1  0 .260     J.Donaldson P       2  0  0  0 .275  
  C.Wolf LF           3  0  1  1 .252   C-K.Hernandez PH      1  0  1  0 .229  
B-T.Gwynn LF          0  0  0  0 .287   D-L.Aparicio PR       0  0  0  0 .215  
  E.Plank P           3  0  1  0 .250     D.Hall P            0  0  0  0 .000  
  W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----     E.Cicotte P         0  0  0  0 .188  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  2  7  2                 Totals      31  0  5  0

A-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 8th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Wolf In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Donaldson In 8th Inning
D-Pinch Ran For Hernandez In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Battey In 9th Inning

Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 1  -  2  7  0
Senators........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  5  0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
E.Plank WIN(13-5)         8       4   0   0   1   5   0   2.61
W.Hernandez SAVE(38th)    1       1   0   0   0   0   0   1.81
Totals                    9       5   0   0   1   5   0

Senators                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Donaldson LOSS(10-10)   8       5   1   1   1   6   0   3.01
D.Hall                    0 2/3   2   1   1   0   0   0   3.18
E.Cicotte                 0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.95
Totals                    9       7   2   2   1   6   0

ATTENDANCE- 26,434 DATE- Monday, September 22nd 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
UMPIRES- Oliver Chill, George Moriarty, Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens
LEFT ON BASE- Athletics: 5  Senators: 5
DOUBLE PLAYS- Athletics: 1  Senators: 0
DOUBLES- C.Wolf(8th), C.Torriente(36th), K.Hernandez(12th)
TRIPLES- E.Sutton(1st)
WALKS- E.Collins, H.Groh
STRIKE OUTS- E.Collins, P.Rizzuto, E.Battey, E.Sutton-3, H.Groh, A.Kaline,
             N.Fox, B.Boone-2
GIDP- C.Torriente

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A tough fight, and we get officially eliminated from the pennant race.
Who would have thought we would be in it until the last week?

BOXSCORE: 1997 Baltimore Orioles At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics     9/24/1997

  Orioles            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  H.Richardson 2B     3  0  0  0 .304     E.Collins 2B        4  0  0  0 .305  
C-B.Murcer PR,CF      0  0  0  0 .300     P.Rizzuto SS        4  0  0  0 .231  
  R.Smith LF          4  1  1  0 .288     T.Gwynn RF          4  0  1  0 .291  
  S.Musial 1B         4  0  1  1 .334     H.Killebrew 1B,3B   4  1  2  1 .246  
  M.Mantle CF,2B,SS   4  0  0  0 .304     J.Dimaggio CF       3  0  0  0 .295  
  E.Mathews 3B        3  0  0  0 .235     O.Gamble LF         3  0  0  0 .224  
  T.Oliva RF          4  1  0  0 .307     D.White 3B          0  0  0  0 .254  
  A.Wilson C          3  0  0  0 .213   A-D.Winfield PR,1B    2  0  0  0 .258  
  C.Ripken SS         2  0  1  0 .208     E.Howard C          3  0  1  0 .271  
B-L.Brock PR          0  0  0  0 .429     B.Grimes P          2  0  0  0 .088  
D-J.Temple SS,2B      0  0  0  0 .196     T.Martinez P        0  0  0  0 ----  
  C.Hendrix P         1  0  0  0 .250   E-C.Johnson PH        1  0  0  0 .175  
F-H.Sauer PH          1  0  1  1 .237     C.Mays P            0  0  0  0 .000  
  D.Smith P           0  0  0  0 .000                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      29  2  4  2                 Totals      30  1  4  1

A-Pinch Ran For White In 3rd Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Ripken In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Ran For Richardson In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Brock In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Martinez In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Hendrix In 9th Inning

INJURY: Deacon White INJURED (for 1 more game) in 3rd inning
INJURY: Hardy Richardson INJURED (for 0 more games) in 8th inning

Orioles......... 1 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  2  4  1
Athletics....... 0 0 0  0 1 0  0 0 0  -  1  4  1

Orioles                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
C.Hendrix WIN(2-0)        8       3   1   1   1   4   1   3.54
D.Smith SAVE(27th)        1       1   0   0   0   0   0   4.92
Totals                    9       4   1   1   1   4   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
B.Grimes                  7 2/3   3   1   1   2   5   0   3.94
T.Martinez                0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.68
C.Mays LOSS(10-9)         1       1   1   0   2   1   0   3.88
Totals                    9       4   2   1   4   6   0

ATTENDANCE- 14,137 DATE- Wednesday, September 24th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- John Egan, George Hildebrand, Frank O'Loughlin, Tom Connolly
LEFT ON BASE- Orioles: 7  Athletics: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Orioles: 1  Athletics: 0
ERRORS- J.Temple, J.Dimaggio
DOUBLES- R.Smith(30th)
HOME RUNS- H.Killebrew(34th)
CAUGHT STEALING- E.Howard
SACRIFICE HITS- C.Hendrix-2
WALKS- E.Mathews, A.Wilson, C.Ripken, J.Temple, J.Dimaggio
HIT BY PITCH- H.Richardson, D.White
STRIKE OUTS- R.Smith-2, M.Mantle, T.Oliva, A.Wilson, C.Hendrix, E.Collins,
             H.Killebrew, O.Gamble, E.Howard
GIDP- D.Winfield

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Willie got #40 the next day.

BOXSCORE: 1997 Baltimore Orioles At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics     9/25/1997

  Orioles            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  H.Richardson 2B     5  1  1  1 .304     E.Collins 2B        3  2  1  0 .305  
  R.Smith LF          4  2  2  0 .290     P.Rizzuto SS        4  2  3  1 .239  
  S.Musial 1B         5  1  2  0 .335   B-O.Smith SS          0  0  0  0 .220  
  M.Mantle CF         3  0  0  1 .302     T.Gwynn RF          3  0  1  1 .291  
  E.Mathews 3B        4  0  1  2 .235     H.Killebrew 1B      3  1  1  3 .246  
  T.Oliva RF          3  0  1  0 .307     J.Dimaggio CF       4  0  0  0 .293  
  A.Wilson C          4  0  0  0 .211     O.Gamble LF         4  1  1  0 .225  
  C.Ripken SS         4  0  1  0 .209   C-D.Winfield LF       0  0  0  0 .258  
  G.Perry P           2  0  0  0 .114     E.Sutton 3B         4  0  2  0 .288  
A-J.Gilliam PH        1  0  0  0 .279     E.Howard C          3  0  0  0 .269  
  J.Franco P          0  0  0  0 ----     J.Deleon P          3  0  0  0 .125  
D-J.Temple PH         0  0  0  0 .196     T.Martinez P        0  0  0  0 ----  
                                          W.Hernandez P       0  0  0  0 ----  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  4  8  4                 Totals      31  6  9  5

A-Pinch Hit For Perry In 8th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Rizzuto In 9th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Gamble In 9th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Franco In 9th Inning

Orioles......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 3 0  -  4  8  0
Athletics....... 1 1 2  0 1 0  1 0    -  6  9  0

Orioles                  IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
G.Perry LOSS(14-14)       7       9   6   6   1   3   1   3.24
J.Franco                  1       0   0   0   0   0   0   9.00
Totals                    8       9   6   6   1   3   1

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Deleon WIN(3-1)         7 2/3   5   4   4   2   5   1   4.73
T.Martinez                0 2/3   2   0   0   1   0   0   3.57
W.Hernandez SAVE(40th)    0 2/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   1.76
Totals                    9       8   4   4   4   5   1

ATTENDANCE- 14,246 DATE- Thursday, September 25th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- George Hildebrand, Frank O'Loughlin, Tom Connolly, John Egan
LEFT ON BASE- Orioles: 8  Athletics: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Orioles: 0  Athletics: 0
DOUBLES- E.Collins(21st), P.Rizzuto(5th)
HOME RUNS- H.Richardson(1st), H.Killebrew(35th)
STOLEN BASES- E.Collins(22nd)
SACRIFICE FLIES- T.Gwynn, H.Killebrew
WALKS- R.Smith, M.Mantle, T.Oliva, J.Temple, E.Collins
STRIKE OUTS- S.Musial, M.Mantle, E.Mathews, T.Oliva, J.Gilliam, H.Killebrew,
             J.Dimaggio, J.Deleon
PASSED BALLS- A.Wilson

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2nd last game of the season . . . where was -this- guy all year?

BOXSCORE: 1997 Washington Senators At 1997 Philadelphia Athletics   9/27/1997

  Senators           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Athletics          AB  R  H RBI AVG
  R.Carew 1B          3  0  0  0 .301     E.Collins 2B        3  0  1  1 .306  
  H.Groh 3B           4  0  0  0 .232     P.Rizzuto SS        2  0  1  0 .249  
  A.Kaline CF         3  0  0  0 .253     T.Gwynn RF          4  0  0  0 .290  
  C.Torriente RF      4  0  1  0 .271     H.Killebrew 1B      4  0  0  0 .246  
  K.Puckett LF        4  0  0  0 .239     J.Dimaggio CF       4  1  1  0 .290  
  D.Lundy SS          3  0  1  0 .261     O.Gamble LF         2  1  1  0 .228  
  N.Fox 2B            3  0  1  0 .246     D.White 3B          4  1  2  0 .259  
  B.Boone C           3  0  0  0 .188     E.Howard C          3  1  2  3 .274  
  D.Cone P            1  0  0  0 .089     J.Kaat P            3  0  0  0 .125  
  D.Hall P            0  0  0  0 .000                                          
A-K.Hernandez PH      1  0  1  0 .233                                          
  S.Hamilton P        0  0  0  0 .000                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      29  0  4  0                 Totals      29  4  8  4

A-Pinch Hit For Hall In 8th Inning

Senators........ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  4  0
Athletics....... 0 1 0  0 0 0  3 0    -  4  8  0

Senators                 IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
D.Cone LOSS(6-6)          6       7   4   4   2   4   0   3.29
D.Hall                    1       1   0   0   0   1   0   3.12
S.Hamilton                1       0   0   0   1   0   0   3.35
Totals                    8       8   4   4   3   5   0

Athletics                IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  
J.Kaat WIN(1-4)           9       4   0   0   3   5   0   5.07
Totals                    9       4   0   0   3   5   0

ATTENDANCE- 29,358 DATE- Saturday, September 27th 1997 TIME- Day WEATHER- Good
UMPIRES- George Moriarty, Roy Van Graflan, Clarence Owens, Oliver Chill
LEFT ON BASE- Senators: 5  Athletics: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Senators: 1  Athletics: 1
DOUBLES- J.Dimaggio(26th), O.Gamble(6th)
TRIPLES- E.Howard(6th)
STOLEN BASES- D.White(11th)
CAUGHT STEALING- A.Kaline
SACRIFICE HITS- P.Rizzuto
SACRIFICE FLIES- E.Collins
WALKS- R.Carew, A.Kaline, D.Cone, P.Rizzuto, O.Gamble-2
STRIKE OUTS- H.Groh, C.Torriente-2, K.Puckett, D.Lundy, H.Killebrew, J.Dimaggio,
             O.Gamble, E.Howard, J.Kaat
GIDP- R.Carew, D.White
BALKS- D.Cone

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